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"Voluntarily causing grievous hurt"

Description

Whoever voluntarilycauses hurt, if the hurt which he intends to cause or knows himself to be likely to cause is grievous hurt, and if the hurt which he causes is grievous hurt, is said "voluntarily to cause grievous hurt".


Explanation

A, intending of knowing himself to be likely permanently to disfigure Z's face, but which causes Z to suffer severe bodily painfor the space of twenty days. A has voluntarily caused grievous hurt.


Illustration

A person is not said voluntarily to cause grievous hurt except when he both causes grievous hurt and intends or knows himself to be likely to cause grievous hurt. But he is said voluntarily to cause grievous hurt, if intending or knowing himself to disfigure Z's face, gives Z a blow which does not permanently be likely to cause grievous hurtgrievous hurt of another kind.