IPC Sections 323 and 341 Explained: Everything You Need to Know
IPC 323 and 341 are sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that deal with the offences of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint, respectively.
IPC 323: Whoever, intentionally causes hurt to any person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
IPC 341:Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine of either description, or with both.
Voluntarily causing hurt means causing bodily pain, disease, or infirmity to any person. Wrongful restraint means preventing a person from going wherever they wish to go, or from doing whatever they have a right to do.
IPC 323 and 341 are often charged together, as they often occur in the same factual situation. For example, if someone assaults another person, they may also be charged with wrongful restraint if they prevented the other person from escaping.
Here are some examples of IPC 323 and 341 cases:
- A person who punches another person in the face can be charged with IPC 323.
- A person who locks another person in a room can be charged with IPC 341.
- A person who grabs another person's arm and prevents them from walking away can be charged with both IPC 323 and 341.
IPC 323 and 341 are bailable offences, but the punishment for these offences can be severe, especially if the victim is seriously injured.