323 of IPC

What is the section 323 of IPC ?

According to section 323 of IPC, Whoever, voluntarily/willingly/deliberately causes hurt to any person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 1 year, or with fine which may extend to 1000/- rupees, or with both.

In order to understand section 323 of IPC clearly, it is necessary to know what is meant by the term hurt, voluntarily causing hurt and what is included and excluded in this section.

According to the IPC, whoever causes bodily pain, disease or infirmity to any person is said to cause hurt. To constitute hurt any of the following essentials needs to be caused:-
Bodily pain, or
Disease, or
Infirmity or Disorder

The term "voluntarily causing hurt" has been defined under section 321 of IPC. According to the provisions of this section, if a person with prior intention causes or knows that his action will cause injury to any person, yet continues to do such act, he is said to have committed the offense of voluntarily causing hurt.

Description of 323 Indian Penal Code. 





Triable By


Voluntarily causing grievous hurt 1 year or fine or both Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate The offence is Compoundable by the person to whom the hurt is caused.

Example of 323 of IPC

When he was return to his house from market, the accused person Rakesh along with two others had resisted on his way and pulled his hair and cloths and inflicted blows, slaps and thereby caused injury to him.

Hence in the above mentioned incident, the sections 323 & 341 of IPC are made out. The section 341 ipc is added here because the person was resisted on his way.


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