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

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 101

According to section 101 of Indian penal code, 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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