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Legal Bites brings to you IPC Mains Questions Series Part V. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. Detailed solutions have been provided for the questions to answer all your queries. The list of questions curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them good practice for their aptitude and knowledge.
IPC Mains Solved Questions Series Part V of X contains solved questions from Chapter XII to Chapter XVI.
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IPC Mains Solved Questions Series Part V of X
In what circumstances does the law make rash or negligent driving of any vehicle punishable as an offence under the Indian Penal Code? Discuss the difference between criminal rashness and criminal negligence.
What is ‘obscenity’? Distinguish between ‘obscenity’ and ‘vulgarity’. What offence, if any, is made out in the following cases: (1) Atul and Monika were found kissing and embracing each other in a Maruti Van, parked at 40 paces from a police post located at a lonely place. (2) During the search of the Residential house of the accused for an offence under Sections 120-B, 420, 467, 468 and 471 IPC. One videocassette containing pornographic scene is recovered from an almirah, the key of which was supplied by the accused. (D.J.S. 1990)
Distinguish between culpable homicide and murder in the light of Reg v. Govinda, I.L.R. 1876 Bomb, 342. [U.P.C.J. 1982, Haryana, 1998, R.J.S. 1969, Jharkhand J 2014, UPHJS 2007, 2009, UPCJ 1984, 1996, 1998, 1999]
In a School Committee meeting, one X made remarks that the father and the uncle of the accused were monopolising all seats of authority and that they were dishonest. The accused, on hearing this, went to his house which was about a furlong away and brought a gun. By that time the meeting had ended in disorder and the people were dispersing on the road. The accused asked those who were near X to move away because he wanted to shoot ‘X’, then he fired a shot but missed his aim. ‘X’ then started running to save himself. In the meantime, the deceased who was the maternal uncle of the accused rushed towards the accused in order to prevent him from using the gun.
The accused, however, pushed him back and fired at ‘X’ but the deceased came between the gun and X and was shot in the back and died. What offence was committed by the accused? Give reasons. [U.P.H.J.S. 1995]
An army Jawan ‘X’ who was away from his home for the last two years, requested his senior ‘Y’ for leave, which ‘Y’ refused. Annoyed at this, ‘X’ fired two shots at ‘Y’, one-shot hitting ‘Y’ beneath the knee of the right leg as a result of which he fell down. ‘X’ fired another shot, which hit ‘Y’ at the upper left arm. ‘Y’ died after ten days. Discuss the liability of ‘X’. [U.P.H.J.S. 2012] (106)
A and B were both security guards posted outside the home of a senior army officer Mr. X. They often used to exchange hot words with each other in one context or the other. On the day of Deepawali, both of them had a verbal exchange due to the fact that both wanted to go home early for the festival. That led to an altercation between the two. Both of them instantaneously aimed their revolvers at each other respectively. C, who was also on duty with them intervened and pacified both of them. Both lowered their weapons respectively.
The moment B noted that A had lowered his revolver, he immediately fired at A and killed him. On being tried, B was awarded the death sentence. However, on appeal, the High Court acquitted B on the plea of self-defence. The State intends to go in for an appeal against the decision of the High Court, Please advise in the light of the case law on the subject? [H.R.J. S. 2007]
X has been suspecting his wife to have illicit intimacy with A. He followed her one day secretly to A’s house having provided himself with a dagger. When saw them undressed, X suddenly pounced upon them and killed them then and there. For what offence X is liable to be convicted. [D.J.S. 1990]
A, by shooting at a fowl with intent to kill and steal it, kills B, who is behind a bush; A not knowing that he was there. Has A committed the offence of culpable homicide? [UPCJ, 1997 Bihar (A.P.O.) 1981]
A shoots Z with the intention of killing him. Z dies in consequence. What offence, if any, has been committed by A. Give reasons in support of your answer and also refer to the relevant provisions on the point.
A, without any excuse, fires a loaded cannon into a crowd of persons and kills B, one of them. He had no premeditated design to kill B. What offence, if any, is committed by A? [R.J.S. 1984, UPCJ 1997]
A intending to kill B, shoots at him but shot misses him and accidently shoots C whom he never intended to injure. C dies on the spot. Discuss the guilt of A. [H.R.J.S. 1998, MPCJ, 2002, UP. APO 2002]
A is likely to beat B. B in exercise of his right of private defence, catches hold of A, so that A could not beat him. By such action of B, A is excited to sudden and violent passion and kills B. What offence, if any, committed by? [U.P. A.P.O. (A.P.P.) Exam, 1994.]
Z attempts to horsewhip A, not in such a manner as to cause grievous hurt to A. A draws out a pistol. Z persists in the assault. A, believing in good faith that he can be no other means prevent himself from being horsewhipped, shoots Z dead. Has A committed any offence? [H.R.J.S. 1995]
The accused A beat the deceased B with a lathi giving her two blows and thereupon deceased B fell down. The lathi blows had not fallen on any vital part of the body. A cut the body of B (deceased) in three pieces presuming her to be dead but in fact, she (B) was not dead before she was cut by A. Thereafter A buried the pieces of the body of B. Is A guilty of murder or culpable homicide not amounting to murder?
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 snake and consequently died. What offence, if any, was committed by A. Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.
A was found to have killed B inside B’s kothri 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 was arrested and medically examined. His medical examination revealed that A has 3 minor knife injuries in the form of scratches on his palm. These injuries could be sustained by him at the time when fatal injuries were caused to B. The prosecution could not produce any evidence to establish the precise circumstances in which A had started the assault on B.
A’s defence was that he was known to B from before and that he had been invited by B to spend the night in his kothri. While he was sleeping, B attacked him with a knife and succeeded in causing injuries found on his palm. He picked up a knife which was lying there and used the same in self-defence. What offence, if any, has been committed by A. [U.P. H.J.S. 1982]
W, a woman, intentionally put poison into the food of her husband H for causing death of H. H died sometimes afterwards from inflammation of the brain. During 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 to murder’ of H under Section 302 or under Section 307? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point. [W.B.J.S. 1973]