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SECTION 82 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act of a child under seven years of age


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 82
  2. IPC 82 in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 82

According to section 82 of Indian penal code, Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under seven years of age.



IPC 82 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 82 of the Indian Penal Code states that children under the age of seven cannot be held criminally liable for any offense they commit.

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IPC Section 82 states that - All the actions taken by a child whose age is less than 7 years old will never be considered as an offence. It is assumed that children under 7 years old can not commit any offence with any hidden intentions.




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What is Section 83 of IPC?

Description. Nothing is an offence which is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity or understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion.

What is Section 82 IPC presumption?

Section 82 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 under Chapter IV relating to 'General Exceptions' provides that any act of a child under 7 years of age is not an offence, Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under 7 years of age. Thus, no child under 7 years of age can be held criminally responsible. 3 Jan 2022

What is an example of doli incapax?

'Ramesh' a 25-year-old, instigates 'Rahul' a 6-year-old child, in order to kill 'Raj' which causes Raj's death. Here, the child will not be liable for any crime as he is a doli incapax. However, Ramesh will be held liable for the murder of Raj.