Category Archives: Indian Penal Code ( IPC )

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was drafted in 1860 on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Chairmanship of Lord Macauley. It came into force in the year 1862. The Code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions.

R, a village woman aged twenty was ill-treated by her husband. There was a quarrel between the two and the husband threatened that he would beat her. Late that night, the woman, taking her six months old baby in her arms…

Question: R, a village woman aged twenty was ill-treated by her husband. There was a quarrel between the two and the husband threatened that he would beat her. Late that night, the woman, taking her six months old baby in her arms, slipped away from the house. After she had gone some distance, she heard somebody coming up… Read More »

A, a woman after a quarrel with her husband, ran to a well stating that she would jump into it, and she was caught by some persons before she could reach it. Is A guilty of the offence to attempt to commit suicide?…

Question: A, a woman after a quarrel with her husband, ran to a well stating that she would jump into it, and she was caught by some persons before she could reach it. Is A guilty of the offence to attempt to commit suicide? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.… Read More »

Examine the constitutional validity of Section 309 of I.P.C. (Attempt to commit suicide) in the light of the judgment of the Supreme Court….

Question: Examine the constitutional validity of Section 309 of I.P.C. (Attempt to commit suicide) in the light of the judgment of the Supreme Court. Or Whether the attempt to commit suicide is an offense or not? Discuss the judgment of the Supreme Court in this context. Or Is there any offense under the Indian Penal Code, the attempt… Read More »

‘A’ is an absconding criminal with a warrant of arrest issued against him for dacoity. The chowkidar, getting information of his presence in the village proceeded with a party to arrest him. A pointing a blunderbuss at the party, pulled…

Question: ‘A’ is an absconding criminal with a warrant of arrest issued against him for dacoity. The chowkidar, getting information of his presence in the village proceeded with a party to arrest him. A pointing a blunderbuss at the party, pulled the trigger, the cap exploded but the piece missed fire. Has any offence been committed in the… Read More »

Explain the offences of “Attempt to commit culpable homicide”, “Attempt to commit suicide” and “Abetment of suicide”.

Question: Explain the offences of “Attempt to commit culpable homicide”, “Attempt to commit suicide” and “Abetment of suicide”. Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites [Explain the offences of “Attempt to commit culpable homicide”, “Attempt to commit suicide” and “Abetment of suicide”.] Answer Attempt to commit culpable homicide Under Section 308 it says that Whoever… Read More »

A sent arsenic mixed food to B with the intention of causing the death of B. B shared the food with C and D and the food was taken by B, C and D but none of them died. A was prosecuted under Section 307, I.P.C. for…

Question: A sent arsenic mixed food to B with the intention of causing the death of B. B shared the food with C and D and the food was taken by B, C and D but none of them died. A was prosecuted under Section 307, I.P.C. for ‘attempt to commit murder’ of B, C and D. It… Read More »

A, during the quarrel with a woman B, flung her child (about 2 years old) into a 4 feet deep pond out of anger and also told her that the death of a child would teach her a lesson. But C who was standing near the pond immediately picked up the child from the pond and the child did not die. Is A guilty of…

Question: A, during the quarrel with a woman B, flung her child (about 2 years old) into a 4 feet deep pond out of anger and also told her that the death of a child would teach her a lesson. But C who was standing near the pond immediately picked up the child from the pond and the… Read More »

A student leader of a University declared himself for self-immolation. He got logs piled up in front of the main gate of the University and sprinkled kerosene oil over it. Thereafter he climbed over the pile of wood and sprinkled kerosene oil…

Question: A student leader of a University declared himself for self-immolation. He got logs piled up in front of the main gate of the University and sprinkled kerosene oil over it. Thereafter he climbed over the pile of wood and sprinkled kerosene oil upon himself too. In the meantime, the police came and registered a case of “attempt… Read More »

A, a woman administers `dhatura’ (a type of poison) to her father-in-law B and mother-in-law C but she had no intention to kill B and C. As a result of administration of `dhatura’ B and C suffered serious bodily…

Question: A, a woman administers `dhatura’ (a type of poison) to her father-in-law B and mother-in-law C but she had no intention to kill B and C. As a result of administration of `dhatura’ B and C suffered serious bodily pain resulting in vomiting, etc. but did not die. Is A guilty of ‘attempt to murder’ B and… Read More »