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Principle: Nothing is an Offence If It is Done in Good Faith for the Purpose of Preventing Or Avoiding Greater Harm Or Damage to Person Or Property. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Nothing is an offence if it is done in good faith for the purpose of preventing or avoiding greater harm or damage to person or property.

Facts: A jumps into a swimming pool to save a boy from drowning. While pulling the boy from water A was hit by C. A left the boy in the water and attacked C. The boy died in the water.   

Options

  • A has not committed the offence of killing the boy.  

  • A has committed the offence of killing the boy. 

  • The boy has committed the offence of suicide.

  • The boy has committed the offence of drowning.  

Solution

A has not committed the offense of killing the boy.  

Explanation:

A has not committed the offence of killing the boy. A  was trying to save the boy from drowning. A was acting in good faith for the purpose of preventing or avoiding greater harm to the boy who was drowning and left him only for self - defence when hit by C.

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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