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SECTION 101 IPC - Indian Penal Code - When such right extends to causing any harm other than death


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 101 in Simple Words
If the offence be not of any of the descriptions enumerated in the last preceding section, the right of private defence of the body does not extend to the voluntary causing of death to the assailant, but does extend, under the restrictions mentioned in section 99, to the voluntary causing to the assailant of any harm other than death.



IPC 101 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 101 of the Indian Penal Code states that if the offense is not covered by the previous section (Section 100), the right of private defense of the body does not allow causing the assailant's death but permits causing any other harm, subject to the restrictions mentioned in Section 99.


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This section deals with situations in which a person's right to self-defence extends to harming others other than themselves. This section states that the use of such actions is permitted when the person exercising their right to private defence does not have any other means of escape and there is a reasonable suspicion of serious harm.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is IPC section 100?

100 of IPC If there is a reasonable fear in the mind or the accused of grievous harm, or if an attempt has been made to administer or throw acid and the act or attempted act causes a reasonable dread of it happening, the right to Private Defense will be available.


What is right of private defence of property?

The Indian Penal Code Section 97 states that citizens have the right to defend themselves or another person's body, as well their property (movable and immovable), against crimes such as robbery or theft. 24 Jun 2023