One has to first lodge a complaint with the local police station. The police will register the complaint and investigate the matter. Depending upon the merits of the complaint , the police may file a criminal case under section 323 of The Indian Penal Code which says that Whoever voluntarily causes hurt,shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year , or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees,or with both. The complaint shall be filed under Section 324, if the offence was caused with dangerous weapons with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or both and under Section 325, if grievous hurt was involved with the punishment of either imprisonment of either description which may extend to seven years and also liable to fine.
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