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SECTION 321 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Voluntarily causing hurt


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 321 in Simple Words
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”.



IPC 321 in Simple Words

Section 321 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone intentionally does an act with the intention of causing hurt or knowing that it is likely to cause hurt to another person, and it indeed causes hurt, they are considered to have 'voluntarily caused hurt'.


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