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.

A gives opium to B in such a quantity as is in normal course sufficient to cause the death of B. B is an opium addict who enjoys it and survives. Is A guilty of attempt to commit murder?

Question: A gives opium to B in such a quantity as is in normal course sufficient to cause the death of B. B is an opium addict who enjoys it and survives. Is A guilty of attempt to commit murder? [Bihar A.P.P. (A.P.O.) 1981.] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A gives opium… Read More »

A shoots at Z with the intention to kill him but Z ultimately recovers from injury. What offense, if any, is committed by A in this case?

Question: A shoots at Z with the intention to kill him but Z ultimately recovers from injury. What offense, if any, is committed by A in this case? [W.B.CJ. 1993] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites [A shoots at Z with the intention to kill him but Z ultimately recovers from injury. What offense,… Read More »

A, a minor stepson of B (stepmother of A) was deliberately starved and ill-treated by B while the father of A was out of the station. As a result of starvation, his health deteriorated. He was not allowed to contact anybody outside the house and he was…

Question: A, a minor stepson of B (stepmother of A) was deliberately starved and ill-treated by B while the father of A was out of the station. As a result of starvation, his health deteriorated. He was not allowed to contact anybody outside the house and he was not provided any medical treatment. One day, finding that B… Read More »

A, with the intention of causing the death of an illegitimate child of tender age, exposes it in a deserted place. Thereafter a passer-by saves the child from dying. What offences have been committed by A”?

Question: A, with the intention of causing the death of an illegitimate child of tender age, exposes it in a deserted place. Thereafter a passer-by saves the child from dying. What offences have been committed by A”? [HR.J.S. 2006] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites [A, with the intention of causing the death of… Read More »

A wants to kill B with arsenic poison and with that purpose he administers sugar to him in food, believing the sugar to be arsenic. Discuss the liability of A.

Question: A wants to kill B with arsenic poison and with that purpose he administers sugar to him in food, believing the sugar to be arsenic. Discuss the liability of A. [U.P.C.J. 1992] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [A wants to kill B with arsenic poison and with that purpose he administers… Read More »

A was found to have killed B inside B’s Kothari at about 7 A.M. by giving as many as 30 knife blows. Most of the injuries received by B were on his neck and other vital parts of the body. B died as a cumulative effect…

Question: A was found to have killed B inside B’s Kothari at about 7 A.M. by giving as many as 30 knife blows. Most of the injuries received by B were on his neck and other vital parts of the body. B died as a cumulative effect of the injuries received by him. Soon after the incident, A… Read More »

W, a woman, intentionally put poison into the food of her husband H for causing the death of H. H died sometimes afterwards from inflammation of the brain. During the trial, the prosecution could adduce…

Question: W, a woman, intentionally put poison into the food of her husband H for causing the death of H. H died sometimes afterwards from inflammation of the brain. During the trial, the prosecution could adduce no evidence that the poison was even the secondary cause of the death of H. Is W guilty of ‘murder’ or ‘attempt… Read More »

A, a snake charmer exhibited in public a venomous snake whose fangs he knew, had not been extracted, and for showing his own skill and dexterity, however, without intention to cause harm to anyone, placed the snake on the head of one of the spectators……..

Question: A, a snake charmer exhibited in public a venomous snake whose fangs he knew, had not been extracted, and for showing his own skill and dexterity, however, without intention to cause harm to anyone, placed the snake on the head of one of the spectators. The spectator while trying to push off the snake was bitten by the… Read More »