Directions: The question consists of two statements, one labelled as Principle(s) and the other as Facts. You are to examine the principle(s) and apply it/them to the given facts carefully and select the best option.
Principle: Nothing is an offence committed by a child above the age of 7 years and below the age of 12 years, provided that the child is not mature enough to understand the nature and consequences of his conduct. Facts: X, a boy of 11 years of age, found a gold ornament in the vicinity of a temple. The ornament was accidentally dropped by the Pundit while putting it on the idol. X took it and gave it to Y, his 7-year old sister, to keep it and instructed her not to tell any one about it. On a complaint by the temple authorities, the gold ornament was recovered from the school bag of Y.
Are the children guilty or innocent? (A) X is guilty of theft and Y is innocent. (B) X and Y are guilty of theft. (C) X and Y both are innocent. (D) X is innocent and Y is guilty of theft.