Difference Between Culpable Homicide and Murder

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INTRODUCTION: The concept of murder and culpable homicide are arguably the most complicated of provisions within the Indian Penal Code .Culpable homicide and murder closely resembling each other and at times it become difficult to distinguish between the two, as the causing of death is common to both. Further, there must necessarily be criminal intention or knowledge in both culpable homicide and murder .culpable homicide is the genus, murder is its species. However, the difference between culpable homicide and murder is real though very fine and based upon a very subtle distinction of the intention and knowledge involved in these crimes. The true difference lies in the degree , there being the greater intention or knowledge of the fatal …show more content…
B) The death should have been caused by the act of another person. C) The act causing death should have been done 1.) With the intention of causing death. 2.) With the knowledge that the act is so imminently dangerous, that all probability to cause death.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CULPABLE HOMICIDE AND MURDER
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SECTION299 SECTION300 A person commits culpable homicide , if the act by which the death is caused is done. a)with the intention of causing death. b) with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death.c)with the knowledge that the act likely to cause death. | Subject to certain exception culpable homicide is murder , if the act by which the death is caused done.1.)with the intention of causing death.2.)with the intention of causing such bodily injury to any person and the bodily injury intended to be inflicted is sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death.3.)With the intenion of causing bodily injury to any person and the bodily injury intended to be inflicted is sufficient in the ordinary course