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What is Hurt? What is Grievous Hurt? Section 319 and 320 of Indian Penal Code 1860

Hurt and Grievous Hurt under Indian Penal Code are defined under Section 319 and 320 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under section 319 and 320 are:




Section 319 of Indian Penal Code. "Hurt"

Whoever causes bodily pain, disease or infirmity to any person is said to cause hurt.


Section 320 of Indian Penal Code. "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.



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