Mens Rea


The mental element of a person’s intention to conduct a crime, or awareness that one’s activity or lack of action will result in a crime, is known as mens rea. The mental aspect of crime is a crucial part of Indian . Most Indian laws have a component of guilty thinking in order to make a person’s actions criminally punishable.It is not a crime in the eyes of the law except a few conditions if there is no intent to act in a way that causes harm to a person or property. The presence of Mens Rea suggests that the criminal had the ability to choose between right and wrong.


Essentials of Mens Rea are

•)Intent :- It refers to the psychological state of the person who does the act. It is proven when the plaintiff may reasonably expect that the effects of the individual’s actions will occur, resulting in genuine hurt or some other limited harm.

•)Motive:- A criminal law intention is a motivation that drives people to engage in a particular behaviour. Despite the fact that it is a critical component of the wrongdoing, it is examined in its entirety throughout the investigation of a criminal case.

•)Knowledge:-

Knowledge is mindfulness with respect to the individual concerned, which shows his soul.The word knowledge can be seen from different sides, initially, an individual had the knowledge and acted illegally and, also, they knew about awful outcomes and chose not to act, subsequently causing in an unlawful demonstration.

•)Negligence:- It is defined as the lack of care or consideration that a reasonable or prudent person would have in carrying out an assignment or safeguarding against harm, whether to the general public or to a specific individual.

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