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Medical Jurisprudence

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Under IPC, a person below ……. years is not criminally responsible: (AIIMS May 2012)



A 5
B 7
C 12
D 16

Ans. B

(According to S. 82 IPC Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under 7 years of age. Exception to this is the Indian Railways Act where a child above 5 years is liable for his actions if he hurts railway passengers or damages railway property. If IPC is specified than the answer will be 7 years, if nothing is specified than the answer will be 5 years.

However, for any offence done by a child between 7 and 12 years of age, the court shall decide whether it is an offence or not, depending upon the level of maturity of understanding by the child of the nature & consequences of his conduct at that occasion, S. 83 IPC.)

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