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.

The accused was beating a person with fists. The wife of the man being beaten intervened with her baby in arms with a view to rescuing her husband. The accused gave a fist blow to her also, which struck the baby, as a result of which it died. On being prosecuted, the accused pleads accident. Decide.

Question: The accused was beating a person with fists. The wife of the man being beaten intervened with her baby in arms with a view to rescuing her husband. The accused gave a fist blow to her also, which struck the baby, as a result of which it died. On being prosecuted, the accused pleads accident. Decide. [Jharkhand.… Read More »

Raju is cutting wood with an axe at a place where children are playing. The axe flies off and kills a nearby child. Is Raju entitled to protection under Section 80 of IPC?

Question: Raju is cutting wood with an axe at a place where children are playing. The axe flies off and kills a nearby child. Is Raju entitled to protection under Section 80 of IPC? Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Raju is cutting wood with an axe at a place where children are… Read More »

X sees Z commit what appears to X to be murder. X in the exercise to the best of his judgement, exerted in good faith, of the power which the law gives to all persons of apprehending murderers in the act, seizes Z in order to bring Z before the proper authorities. But it turns out that Z was acting in the exercise of his right of self-defence. Is X guilty of any offence? Give reasons.

Question: X sees Z commit what appears to X to be murder. X in the exercise to the best of his judgement, exerted in good faith, of the power which the law gives to all persons of apprehending murderers in the act, seizes Z in order to bring Z before the proper authorities. But it turns out that… Read More »

Enumerate the offences Punished by a Sentence of Death

Question: Enumerate the offences punished by a sentence of death. Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Enumerate the offences punished by a sentence of death.] Answer The crimes and offences which are punishable by death are: Aggravated murder Aggravated murder is punishable by death in accordance with Other offences resulting in death In… Read More »