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Section 320 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)


Indian Penal Code (IPC)


Section 320. Grievous hurt.


The following kinds of hurt only are desig­nated as “grievous”:—


First.— Emasculation.


Secondly.—Permanent privation of the sight of either eye.


Thirdly.— Permanent privation of the hearing of either ear,


Fourthly.—Privation of any member or joint.


Fifthly.— Destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint.


Sixthly.— Permanent disfiguration of the head or face.


Seventhly.—Fracture or dislocation of a bone or tooth.


Eighthly.—Any hurt which endangers life or which causes the sufferer to be during the space of twenty days in severe bodily pain, or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits.




The act of squeezing the testicles of a person would be an offence of causing grievous hurt; State of Karnataka v. Shivalingaiah, (1988) Cr LJ 394: AIR 1988 SC 115.



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