CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-10

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    Principle A person cannot complain against a harm to which he has voluntarily consented Precautions can be taken only against reasonably foreseeable mishaps.
    Facts At an athletic meet, during a hammer throw, the hammer came apart and hit a middle distance runner, who was sitting 10 m outside the throwing area The runner sustained severe injuries on the head and neck. The runner filed a suit for damages. The standard precautions were taken for throwing the 7 kg hammer.
    I. Would be able to recover because the organizers had failed to keep the equipment in good condition.
    II. Would not be able to recover because the injuries were caused in a freak accident.
    III. Would not be able to recover because she had agreed to participate in the sports meet with all the attendant risks.
    IV. Would not be able to recover because the accident was not reasonably foreseeable.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    A)  Only I             

    B)  II and III          

    C)         Only III            

    D)         II, III and IV

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Section 87 of IPC tells about Act not intended and not known to be likely to cause death or grievous hurt done by consent Section 87 has the principle of volenti non-fit injuria

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