Factual Situation: Akash Was Burning Some Crackers in His House When His Dog Got Scared and Got Unruly Which Scared His Brother Mohsin. - Legal Reasoning


Given below is a statement of legal principle followed by a factual situation. Apply the principle to the facts given below and select the most appropriate answer.

LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Whoever intentionally uses force to any person, without that person's consent, in order to commit of any offence, or intending by the use of such force to cause, or knowing it likely to cause injury, fear, or annoyance to the person to whom the force is used, is said to use criminal force to that other.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Akash was burning some crackers in his house when his dog got scared and got unruly which scared his brother Mohsin. Can this be called criminal force? DECISION:


  • Yes, because he did it intentionally.

  • No, because law doesn't account for trivial things

  • Yes, because it led to annoyance of Mohsin.

  • No, because there was no mala fide intention.



No, because there was no mala fide intention.

Concept: Criminal Law
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