Section 314 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 314 Indian Penal Code

Section 314 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage. It is under CHAPTER XVI (OF OFFENCESAFFECTINGTHE HUMAN BODY) of the Code.

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.

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