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Section 90 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 90 Indian Penal Code

Section 90 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Consent known to be given under fear or misconception. It is under CHAPTER IV (GENERAL EXCEPTIONS) of the Code.

Consent known to be given under fear or misconception

A consent is not such a consent as is intended by any section of this Code, if the consent is given by a person under fear of injury, or under a misconception of fact, and if the person doing the act knows, or has reason to believe, that the consent was given in consequence of such fear or misconception; or


Consent of insane person.—if the consent is given by a person who, from unsoundness of mind, or intoxication, is unable to understand the nature and consequence of that to which he gives his consent; or


Consent of child.—unless the contrary appears from the context, if the consent is given by a person who is under twelve years of age.

See also  Section 40 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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