Section 299 of Indian Penal Code. "Culpable Homicide"
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.
(a) A lays sticks and turf over a pit, with the intention of thereby causing
death, or with the knowledge that death is likely to be thereby caused. Z
believing the ground to be firm, treads on it, falls in and is killed. A has
committed the offence of culpable homicide.
(b) A knows Z to be behind a bush. B does not know it A, intending to cause, or
knowing it to be likely to cause Z's death, induces B to fire at the bush. B
fires and kills Z. Here B may be guilty of no offence; but A has committed the
offence of culpable homicide.
(c) A, by shooting at a fowl with intent to kill and steal it, kills B who is
behind a bush; A not knowing that he was there. Here, although A was doing an
unlawful act, he was not guilty of culpable homicide, as he did not intend to
kill B, or to cause death by doing an act that he knew was likely to cause
Explanation 1- A person who causes bodily injury to another who is laboring
under a disorder, disease or bodily infirmity, and thereby accelerates the death
of that other, shall be deemed to have caused his death.
Explanation 2- Where death is caused by bodily injury, the person who causes
such bodily injury shall be deemed to have caused the death, although by
resorting to proper remedies and skilful treatment the death might have been
Explanation 3- The causing. of the death of child in the mother's womb is not
homicide. But it may amount to culpable homicide to cause the death of a living
child, if any part of that child has been brought forth, though the child may
not have breathed or been completely born.
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