Difference between section 299 ipc and section 300

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Guest (Querist)
26 October 2011

Will you pls guide me what is the difference between 299 IPC and 300 IPC.


ajay sethi (Expert)
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26 October 2011

Section 299 and Section 300 IPC deals with the definition of culpable homicide and murder respectively. Section 299 defines culpable homicide as the act of causing death; (i) with the intention of causing death or (ii) with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death or (iii) with the knowledge that such act is likely to cause death. Section 300 IPC, however, deals with murder although there is no clear definition of murder provided in Section 300 IPC. It has been repeatedly held by this Court that culpable homicide is the genus and murder is species and that all murders are culpable homicide but not vice versa. Section 300 IPC further provides for the exceptions which will constitute culpable homicide not amounting to murder and punishable under Section 304. When and if there is intent and knowledge then the same would be a case of Section 304 Part I and if it is only a case of knowledge and not the intention to cause murder and bodily injury, then the same would be a case of Section 304 Part II. The aforesaid distinction between an act amounting to murder and an act not amounting to murder has been brought out in the numerous decisions of this Court.

Shailesh Kr. Shah (Expert)
26 October 2011

Rightly answered. no need to repeat.

Shonee Kapoor (Expert)
26 October 2011

Agreed with expert.


Shoneee Kapoor

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26 October 2011


prabhakar singh (Expert)
26 October 2011

Whoever he be but well explained by Mr.Sethi.

Ravikant Soni (Expert)
01 November 2011

The gist is
when homicide is caused with intention and without any excuse amount to MURDER.
If there is any excuse for committing homicide it would fall under 'culpable homicide not amount to murder'.

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