Criminal Law (AILET Legal-Aptitude): Questions 15 - 16 of 23
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Question number: 15
» Criminal Law
Appeared in Year: 2013
LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Attempt is an act done with an intent to commit crime, and forming part of the series of acts which would constitute actual commission of the crime, if not interrupted.
FACTUAL SITUATION: A intending to murder B by poison purchases poison and mixes the same with a glass of water. He gave to the bearer to serve B. The bearer while approaching B, loses the balance and the glass drops out of his tray.
A has not committed any offence
A has not committed an offence of attempt to murder because nothing happened to B
A has committed the offence of murder
A has committed the offence of attempt to murder
Question number: 16
» Criminal Law
Appeared in Year: 2015
Whoever causes death by doing an act with the intention of causing death or with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death or with the knowledge that he is likely by such act to cause death commits the offence of culpable homicide.
Mens rea and actus reus must concur to result in a crime which is punishable by the law.
FACTUAL SITUATION: A and B went for shooting. A knows Z to be behind a bush. B does not know it. A induces B to fire at the bush. B fires and kills Z. Has an offence been committed?
A had mens rea but no actus reus. B had actus reus but no mens rea. No one is guilty.
A induced B to fire at the bush with the knowledge that Z is there. A is guilty of culpable homicide but B is not guilty of any offence.
|c.||All of the above|
|d.||Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague|