324 of IPC

 What is the section 324 of IPC ?

According to section 324 of IPC, Whoever, except in the case provided by section 334, voluntarily causes injury by means of any instrument to shoot, stab or cut, or by means of any instrument which is used as a weapon of an offence. which is likely to cause death, or by means of fire, or by means of any hot substance, or by means of any poison or any corrosive substance, or by means of any explosive substance, or by means of any substance which may is injurious to body, inhaled, ingested, or getting into the blood, or by means of any animal, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both Will be done. Or in short, we can say Section 324 IPC- Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means

According to the IPC, A person will be liable to have caused hurt voluntarily through dangerous weapons and means under this section if-

A person, willingly hurts any other person by using an instrument used for shooting such as a gun or by stabbing and cutting with a knife, axe, saw or scissors etc and by way of fire to burn any person. When a person acts to cause death of any person by giving poison or any corrosive substance such as a chemical or an acid which may result in damaging the skin of the person.





Triable By


Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means


3 years or fine or both



Any Magistrate

Not Compoundable.   

Example of 324 of IPC

When X was proceeding towards his house from the direction of the local market, the accused, accompanied by three others, restrained X and gave him blows with a dao (a tool used for cutting woods) causing injuries on his person.

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What is section 323 of IPC

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