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SECTION 334 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Voluntarily causing hurt on provocation


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 334
  2. IPC 334 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 334 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 334

According to section 334 of Indian penal code, Whoever voluntarily causes hurt on grave and sudden provocation, if he neither intends nor knows himself to be likely to cause hurt to any person other than the person who gave the provocation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 334 in Simple Words

Section 334 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone voluntarily causes hurt in response to serious and sudden provocation, without intending or knowing it might harm anyone other than the person who provoked them, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to one month, or a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both.

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Whoever voluntarily causes hurt on grave and sudden provocation, if he neither intends nor knows himself to be likely to cause hurt to any person other than the person who gave the provocation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may ...


Offence : Voluntarily causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation, not intending to hurt any other than the person who gave the provocation


Punishment : 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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