Principle: Theft is Robbery If in Order to Committing of the Theft, Or in Committing the Theft, Or in Carrying Away Or Attempting to Carry Away Property Obtained by Theft - Legal Reasoning


Principle: Theft is robbery if in order to committing of the theft, or in committing the theft, or in carrying away or attempting to carry away property obtained by theft, the offender, for that end, voluntarily causes or attempts to cause to any person death or hurt or fear of instant death or instant hurt.

A entered B's house and was taking away her wallet and leaving the house when he encountered B. He dropped the wallet, but shot her while escaping.


  • A has committed robbery

  • A has committed theft, but not robbery

  • A has neither committed theft nor robbery

  • A has committed both theft and robbery



A has committed theft, but not robbery


As A moved the wallet the theft was complete. When he encountered B he shot her. This is not a clear case of robbery and "A has committed theft, but not robbery" is correct. 

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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