'Rani' Ran to a Well Stating that She Would Jump into It. and She Started Running Towards the Well but She Was Caught before She Could Reach It. - Legal Reasoning

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Read the definition and elements of the attempt, apply them on the given fact situations and answer the question:

Definition of Attempt: Lord Blackburn has said that "there is no doubt that there is difference between a preparation antecedent to an attempt and the actual attempt, but if the actual transaction has commenced which would have ended in the crime if not interrupted, there is clearly an attempt to commit the crime."

1. Fault element· Intention or knowledge requisite for committing an offense: and
2. Conduct Element: does any act towards its commission and has crossed the stage of preparation. This act is so closely connected with and proximate to the commission that it falls in object because of facts not known to him or because of circumstances beyond his control.

'RANI' ran to a well stating that she would jump into it. and she started running towards the well but she was caught before she could reach it.

Options

  • She is not guilty of attempt to commit suicide because she might have changed her mind before Jumping into the well

  • She is guilty of attempt to commit suicide

  • Right to life includes rights right to die hence a person should not be held responsible for attempt to commit suicide.

  • None of the above

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Solution

She is not guilty of attempt to commit suicide because she might have changed her mind before Jumping into the well

Concept: Study of Law (Entrance Exams)
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