IPC Section 313: Causing Miscarriage Without Woman’s Consent

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IPC Section 313: Causing Miscarriage Without Woman’s Consent

Whoever commits the offence defined in the last preceding section without the consent of the woman, whether the woman is quick with child or not, shall be punished with 1 imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


  1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).

-Text In Indian Penal Code

OffenceCausing miscarriage without woman’s consent
PunishmentImprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine
Triable ByCourt of Session
Offence CompoundableOffence is NOT Compoundable

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