A causes B to go with him to the terrace of A’s house with the help of a ladder. Later, A climbs down and removes the ladder before B could climb down and B is thereby disabled from coming down form the terrace.
A is guilty of the offence of wrongful confinement under Sec. 340.
- He wrongfully restrains a person.
- He prevents that person from proceeding beyond certain circumscribing limits.
In this case, the person B is not able to climb down from the terrace, as A has removed the ladder.
- It is not wrongful restraint because, in wrongful restraint, the person is prevented form proceeding in any direction in which the person has a right to proceed. A is guilty of wrongful confinement. Since there is absolute restraint of movement for B.