|Principle Every person has a right to defend his own person, property or possession against an immediate harm and to that end, may use reasonable amount of force.|
|Facts Mr Kaul was passing by Mrs Matto's house. At that time, Mrs Matto's dog ran out and bit Mr Kaul's over cast. Mr Kaul turned around and raised the pistol when the dog was running away. Mr Kaul knew that the dog had attacked, so many other people in that locality of Jammu. Mrs Mattoo claims that her dog was of a rare breed and it was worth Rs.5000. She is planning to bring a legal action against Mr Kaul for compensation.|
A) She will succeed in getting compensation from Mr Kaul because he killed the dog, which was not actually attacking him at the time of shooting
B) She will not succeed because Mr Kaul was justified in shooting the dog to protect himself
C) She will not succeed because Mr Kaul took the action to protect himself as well as many other members of public in future
D) None of the above
Correct Answer: A
Solution :Every person has a right to defend his own person. Property or possession against an immediate harm and to that end may use reasonable amount of force so, she will succeed in getting compensation because the dog was not actually attacking at the time of shooting.
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