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Full text of "Medical Jurisprudence And Toxicology"

776                                               MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Explanation.— This section is not intended to prevent the trial of the offender for
murder or culpable homicide, as the case may be, if the child dies m consequence of the

exposure.        ^^^^   Qf   bh,th  by   secret   disposai   of   body-— Whoever,   by   secretly

burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of a child, whether such child dies
before or after or during its birth, intentionally conceals or endeavours to conceal the
birth of such child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description lor a term
which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

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

320.   Grievous   hurt— The   following   kinds   of    hurt   only    arc    designated    as
k* 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 or 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.

321.   Voluntarily causing hurt.— Whoever does any act with the intention of thereby
causing hurt to any person, or with the knowledge that he is likely thereby to cause
hurt to any person, and does thereby cause hurt, to any person, is said "voluntarily to
cause hurt".

322.    Voluntarily causing grievous hurt.— Whoever voluntarily causes hurt, if the
hurt which he intends to cause or knows himself to be likely to cause is grievous hurt,
and if the hurt which he causes is grievous hurt is said " voluntarily to cause grievous
hurt ".

Explanation. — A person is not said voluntarily to cause grievous hurt, except when
he both causes grievous hurt, and intends or knows himself to be likely to cause
grievous hurt. But he is said voluntarily to cause grievous hurt if, intending or know-
ing himself to be likely to cause grievous hurt of one kind, he actually causes grievous
hurt of another kind.

323.    Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, — Whoever, except in the case pro-
vided for by section 334, voluntarily causes hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment
of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with line which may
extend to one thousand rupees or with both.

324.   Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.—WhoQver, except
in the case provided for by section 334, voluntarily causes hurt by means of any instru-
ment for shooting, stabbing, or cutting, or any instrument, which, used as a weapon of
offence, 5s likely to cause death, or by means of fire or any heated substance, or by
means of any poison or any corrosive substance, or by means of any explosive substance,
or by means of any substance which it is deleterious to the human body to inhale, to
swallow, or to receive into the blood, or by means of any animal, shall be punished with
imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with
fine, or with both.

325.   Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt. — Whoever, except in the
case provided for by section 335, voluntarily causes grievous hurt, shall be punished
with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years,
and shall also be liable to fine.

326.   Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons oir means.*— Whoever,
except in the case provided for by section 335, voluntarily causes grievous hurt by
means of any instrument for shooting, stabbing, or cutting, or any instrument which,
used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death, or by means of fire or any heated
substance, or by means of any poison or any corrosive substance, or by means of any
explosive substance, or by means of any substance which it is deleterious to the body
to inhale, to swallow, or to receive into the blood, or by means of any animal, shall b©
punished with transportation for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a
term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

327.   Voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act—
Whoever voluntarily causes hurt for the purpose of extorting from the sufferer, or from
any person interested in the sufferer, any property or valuable security or of constrain-
ing the sufferer or any person interested in such sufferer to do anything which is illegal
or which may, facilitate the commission of an offence, shall be punished with imprison-
ment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be
liable to fine.