Hurt & Grievous Hurt – (Definition, Meaning, Difference)

Hurt & Grievous Hurt – (Definition, Meaning, Difference)



  • Hurt- Section -319

Whoever causes bodily pain, disease or infirmity upon any person is said to have caused hurt.

  • Grievous Hurt – Section 320

The following kinds of hurt only are termed  as “grievous hurt”-

First – Emasculation.

Secondly- Permanent privation of the sight of either eye.

Thirdly-  Permanent privation of the hearing of either ear,

Fourthly- Privation of any member or joint.

Fifthly- Destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint.

Sixthly- Permanent disfiguration of the head or face of a person.

Seventhly- Fracture or dislocation of a bone or tooth.

Eighthly- Any hurt which endangers the life of a person or which causes the sufferer to be during the space of 20 days in severe bodily pain, or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits.



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