SECTION 303 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for murder by life-convict

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 303

According to section 303 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being under sentence of imprisonment for life, commits murder, shall be punished with death.

IPC 303 in Simple Words

Section 303 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a person, who is already serving a life imprisonment sentence, commits murder, they can be punished with the death penalty.

Offence : Murder by a person under Sentence of imprisonment for life

Punishment : Death

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

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FAQ's on IPC Section 303

What offence is defined under IPC 303?

IPC 303 Offence: Murder by a person under Sentence of imprisonment for life.

What is the punishment for IPC 303 Case?

The punishment for IPC 303 is Death.

Is IPC 303 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 303 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 303 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 303 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 303 be tried?

IPC 303 is tried in the court of Court of Session.

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