Contract Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 68 - 69 of 97

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Question number: 68

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Question

PRINCIPLE: Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who, at the time of doing it, by reason of unsoundness of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act, or that what he is doing is either wrong or contrary to law.

FACTS: A takes his son who is three-year-old for bath to a well. He throws his son in the well so that he could have a good bath. After 10 minutes he also jumped into the well to take a bath and take his son out of the well. Both were rescued but the son was found dead.

Options:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A has committed murder

b.

A has committed culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

c.

A has done no offence as he can plead the defense of unsoundness of mind

d.

A’s family should be responsible for this incident to let him to take child as well

Question number: 69

» Contract Law

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Assertion (Ꭺ)

Shiva was the son of Radha. Radha handed over her car to Shiva after she reached office. Shiva then took the car and went out to party with his friends finally meeting an accident that destroyed the car. Shiva should be held liable as a bailee.

Reason (Ꭱ)

In all cases of bailment the bailee is bound to take as much care of the goods bailed to him as a man of ordinary prudence would, under similar circumstances, take of his own goods of the same bulk, quantity and value as the goods bailed.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false

b.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

c.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

d.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

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