SECTION 88 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act not intended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person's benefit

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
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  1. IPC 88 in Simple Words
Nothing, which is not intended to cause death, is an offence by reason of any harm which it may cause, or be intended by the doer to cause, or be known by the doer to be likely to cause, to any person for whose benefit it is done in good faith, and who has given a consent, whether express or implied to suffer that harm, or to take the risk of that harm.

IPC 88 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 88 of the Indian Penal Code states that if an act is done in good faith and not intended to cause death, and the person for whom it is done gives consent, either express or implied, to suffer any harm or take the risk of harm, then it is not considered an offense.

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The section 88 of the Criminal Code grants immunity for doctors and other persons against all criminal charges for acts that may cause harm, except for intentional death, provided they are done in good faith to benefit the consenting party.

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What is the meaning of Section 88?

Understanding Section 88: Benefits and Limitations. By. By. The Income Tax Act Section 88 allows taxpayers who invest in certain savings instruments to deduct their taxable income. 3 Mar 2023

What is the difference between Section 88 and 89 of the IPC?

Section 88 protects acts not intended to cause deaths, done with consent and in good conscience for the benefit of a person. Section 89 safeguards Acts done in good-faith for the benefit of a child or an insane person by or with consent of guardian. 22 Feb 2019

What is the difference between IPC 87 and 88?

Section 87 : Consented act that was not done with the intention of causing death or serious injury. Section 88: In good faith, a person may consent to an act that is not intended to cause harm or death.

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