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"Attempt to commit culpable homicide"

Description

Whoever does any actwith such intention or knowledge and under such circumstances that, if he by that act caused death, he would be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and, if hurt is caused to any person by such act, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both. 1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and Sch., for "transportation for life". 2. Ins. by Act 27 of 1870, s.11. 3. Ins. by Act 12 of 1891, s.2 and Sch. II.


Explanation

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Illustration

A, on grave and sudden provocation, fires a pistol at Z, under such circumstances that if he there by caused death he would be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. A has committed the offence defined in this section.