93. No communication made in good faith is an offence by reason of any harm to the person to whom it is made, if it is made for the benefit of that person.
A, a surgeon, in good faith, communicates to a patient his opinion that he cannot live. The patient dies in consequence of the shock. A has committed no offence, though he knew it to be likely that the communication might cause the patient’s death.
[Indian PC 1860, s. 93]