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Section 301 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 301. Culpable homicide by causing death of person other than person whose death was intended

 

If a person, by doing anything which he intends or knows to be likely to cause death, commits culpable homicide by causing the death of any person, whose death he neither intends nor knows himself to be likely to cause, the culpable homicide committed by the offender is of the description of which it would have been if he had caused the death of the person whose death he intended or knew himself to be likely to cause.

 

COMMENTS

 

Accused is punishable for murder under doctrine of transfer of malice under section 301 when he aimed at one person but killed another person; Jagpal Singh v. State of Punjab, (1991) Cr LJ 597 (SC).

 

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