Navigation: Indian Penal Code > Chapter 16: Of Offences Affecting The Human Body > Of The Causing Of Miscarriage, Of Injuries To Unborn Children, Of The Exposure Of Infants, And Of The Concealment Of Births > IPC Section 317
IPC Section 317: Exposure And Abandonment Of Child Under Twelve Years, By Parent Or Person Having Care Of It
Whoever being the father or mother of a child under the age of twelve years, or having the care of such child, shall expose or leave such child in any place with the intention of wholly abandoning such child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.
Explanation:- This section is not intended to prevent the trial of the offender for murder or culpable homicide, as the case may be, if the child die in consequence of the exposure.
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Exposure of a child under 12 Years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly abandoning it|
|Punishment||7 Years or Fine or Both|
|Triable By||Magistrate First Class; Session in M.P.|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|