Section 36 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 36 Indian Penal Code

Section 36 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission. It is under CHAPTER II (GENERAL EXPLANATIONS) of the Code.

Effect caused partly by act and partly by omission

Wherever the causing of a certain effect, or an attempt to cause that effect, by an act or by an omission, is an offence, it is to be understood that the causing of that effect partly by an act and partly by an omission is the same offence.


A intentionally causes Z’s death, partly by illegally omitting to give Z food, and party by beating Z. A has committed murder.

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