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IPC Section 314: Death Caused By Act Done With Intent To Cause Miscarriage
Whoever, with intent to cause the miscarriage of a woman with child, does any act which causes the death of such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;
if act done without woman’s consent:- and if the act is done without the consent of the woman, shall be punished either with 1 imprisonment for life, or with the punishment above mentioned.
Explanation:- It is not essential to this offence that the offender should know that the act is likely to cause death.
- 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
|Offence||Death caused by an act done with intent to cause miscarriage||If act done without woman’s consent|
|Punishment||10 Years + Fine||Life or 10 Years + Fine|
|Triable By||Court of Session||Court of Session|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|