Hurt and Grievous Hurt
Section 319 defines the hurt as a causing of disease, body pain, and infirmity. If a person is going through some communicable disorder, he/she may be held guilty for communicating that to another person. And causing bodily pain under section 319 of IPC includes the physical hurt instead of mental hurt. And causing infirmity is also a criminal offense where a person hurt the other person which results in the disability of any organ to perform its major functions.
Differentiation between hurt and grievous hurt is really a matter of importance for criminal lawsuits. Section 320 demarcates the 8 clauses of grievous hurt for which a person can be sentenced to the imprisonment of 7-10 years. Here they are.
- Permanent privation of the sight of either eye.
- Permanent privation of the hearing of either eye.
- Privation of any member or joint
- Destruction or permanent impairing of powers of any member or joint.
- Permanent disfiguration of head or face.
- Fracture or dislocation of bone or tooth.
- Any hurt which endangers life or which causes the sufferer to be during the space of 20 days in severe body pain, or unable to follow his/her ordinary pursuits.
So all these above-mentioned types of crimes come under the grievous act for which you can hire our eminent criminal advocates in Chandigarh.