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Practice Questions on Kidnapping and Abduction for Law Entrance Examinations

Practice Questions on Kidnapping and Abduction for Law Entrance Examinations

Practice Questions on Kidnapping and Abduction for Law Entrance Examinations

  • How many kinds of kidnappings are there in the Indian Penal Code?

  • One

  • Two

  • Three

  • Four

Ans. b

Rationale: Kidnapping under IPC is of two types i.e. kidnapping from India and Kidnapping from lawful guardianship.

  • X enticed a minor girl G of age 17 years 11 months out of lawful guardianship and kept her with him in a hotel in another city and later on deserted her. While G was loitering on the streets of that city, M took her with him to his village to look for her parents. G was finally recovered from his house by the police. Decide.

  • Only M is guilty of kidnapping

  • Only X is guilty of kidnapping

  • Both X and M are guilty of kidnapping

  • None of the above

Ans. b

Rationale: kidnapping is not a continuing offence; it is complete as soon as the minor is removed from the keeping of the lawful guardians. When M took G she was not in the keeping of anyone thus M will not be liable for the offence of kidnapping only X will be liable.

  • The offence of kidnapping under IPC requires proof of-

  • Dishonest intention

  • Force

  • Fraud

  • None of the above

Ans. d

Rationale:​​ once the minor has been actually taken out of the keeping of lawful guardian without the consent, the offence is complete. Also,​​ kidnapping is an offence of strict liability i.e. the intention of the accused is immaterial.

  • ‘A’​​ falsely promises an orphan village girl aged 15 years good education and job prospects in the city. The girl accompanies​​ ‘A’​​ but in the city she neither gets education nor a good job. Can A be prosecuted for the offence of kidnapping?

  • Yes

  • No, because she came along voluntarily

  • No, because the girl was orphan

  • Yes, because the girl was minor and was misled by A

Ans. c

Rationale: If the minor is not in the custody of a lawful guardian, the offence​​ of kidnapping​​ cannot be committed. Thus an orphan cannot be kidnapped, similarly, a minor who has abandoned the house of her guardian on her own will and has no intention return, she cannot be considered to continue in keeping of her lawful guardian.

  • In kidnapping the consent of minor is-

  • Wholly immaterial

  • Partially immaterial

  • Wholly material

  • Partially material

Ans. a

Rationale: the consent of the child is completely immaterial and it is the consent of the guardian alone which is taken into consideration because the child is considered incapable of giving a valid consent.

  • ‘A’ and ‘B’ are of 16 years of age. ‘A’ entices ‘B’ for marriage and takes her to another city. What offence has been committed by A?

  • Kidnapping

  • No offence, as B has gone with her own consent

  • Abduction

  • No offence, as himself is minor

Ans. a

Rationale: The victim under the offence of kidnapping shall be either a minor under​​ sixteen​​ years of age if a male or under eighteen​​ years of age if a female​​ or an unsound person. Herein the boy ‘A’ has completed 16 years of age and has enticed B to come along, thus he shall be liable for kidnapping.

  • For which of the following offences, mens rea is not a requisite?

  • Kidnapping

  • Robbery

  • Trespass

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale: kidnapping is an offence of strict liability i.e. the intention of the accused is immaterial.

  • The offence of kidnapping in IPC is basically against:

  • Family

  • Society

  • Any person

  • Lawful guardian

Ans. d

Rationale: kidnapping is an offence which is committed against lawful guardians as the minor is taken out of their keeping and without their consent.

  • Abduction can be committed against:

  • A male or female below 18 years only

  • Women only

  • A person of any age

  • A male under 16 years of age and a female under 18 years of age

Ans. c

Rationale: Abduction is not an age specific offence i.e. it may be committed in respect of any person of any age.

  • Which one of the following is a continuing offence?

  • Kidnapping

  • Abduction

  • Rape

  • Abetment

Ans. b

Rationale: Abduction is a continuing offence i.e. a person is being abducted both when she is first taken from any place and also when she is removed from one place to another but if the person so moved gives a free and voluntary consent then the accused shall not be liable for the offence.

 

 

 

 

Read our previous post on offences against property under ipc here.

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Read our post on Elements of Crime.

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