CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Criminal Law Revision (Page 3 of 4)

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Homicide

Culpable Homicide

Illustration 1 - A lays sticks and turf over a pit. He knows that anyone stepping on it will get dead. Z, mistaking the ground to be firm, steps on it and dies. A is guilty of murder in this case.

Cupable homicide is said to be done when a person purposely d

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Murder

Section 300 of IPC Defines the Murder

Firstly, the cases of culpable homicide is considered murder, if it is committed with an intention of causing death.

Secondly, If the intention of the attacker is to make such injury on the body which will cause death

Thirdly, If th

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Murder - Exception to Section 300

When culpable homicide is not murder

Culpable homicide is not murder if a person attacks suddenly, not knowing how to act or what to do and then kills the person by mistake or accident due to sudden situation. This is possible only under following provisions.

Firstly, This s

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Theft

Any person who takes a moveable property which is in possession of some other person, without the consent of that person is said to have committed theft under Section 378 of IPC. In order to constitute the offence of theft, the following elements should be present.

(1) It sho

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Extortion

Any person, if he provokes another person by fear of hurting him or killing him to deliver any valuable property which is sealed and signed to somewhere else commits ‘extortion’ under Section 383.

Illustrations

1. ‘A’ provokes Z to give him money lest he should publish a defa

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