SECTION 83 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act of a child above seven and under twelve of immature understanding

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 83

According to section 83 of Indian penal code, Nothing is an offence which is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge of the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion.

IPC 83 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 83 of the Indian Penal Code states that children between the ages of seven and twelve, who are not mature enough to understand the nature and consequences of their actions, cannot be held criminally liable for any offense they commit.

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