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Principle: Contributory Negligence in an Accident is a Defence to a Charge in Criminal Law. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Contributory negligence in an accident is a defense to a charge in criminal law.

Facts: X, the deceased was negligently crossing the busy road at Cannaught Place in Delhi while Y's car hit him resulting in the death of X. What is the liability of Y?

Options

  • Y is liable for death of X

  • Y is partly liable as X contributed to his own death

  • Y is absolved from liability based on the principle of contributory negligence

  • None of the above

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Solution

Y is partly liable as X contributed to his own death

Explanation:

As the principle of Contributory Negligence is given,  and the facts clearly states that due to the negligent  act of X, X died. Y would be only partly liable to the  extent of his negligent act. 

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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