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A, a chain snatcher, forcibly pulled the ear rings from the ears of an old lady. Both the ear lobes were torn and the old lady suffered pain and suffering for over three weeks. For what offence can A be prosecuted? What offence have been committed?

Option: 1

He is guilty of theft.

Option: 2

A is guilty of voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’.

Option: 3

He is guilty of rash and negligent.

Option: 4

None of the above.

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Deliberately causes hurt, if the hurt which he expects to cause or realizes that himself will generally be prone to cause is grievous hurt, and if the hurt which he causes is grievous hurt, is said “willfully to cause grievous hurt.” The present case comes under clause eighthly of Section 320 (‘any hurt which caused the sufferer to be during the space of 20 days in severe bodily pain’). A will be liable for voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’. Hence, the correct option is b.

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