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Hurt Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Section 114 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Whoever causes bodily pain, disease or infirmity to any person is said to cause hurt.

Section 115 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):

Voluntarily causing hurt.

(1) Whoever does any act with the intention of thereby causing hurt to any person, or with the knowledge that he is likely thereby to cause hurt to any person, and does thereby cause hurt to any person, is said “voluntarily to cause hurt”.

(2) Whoever, except in the case provided for by sub- section (1) of section 120 voluntarily causes hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both.

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