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


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 303 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 303 related FAQs
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.


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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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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 303 of the Evidence Act?

What is Section 303 (the Evidence Act)?


In which case section 303 was declared unconstitutional?

Mithu v. State of Punjab AIR 1983SC 473 : 1984 Cri LJ 811 The Supreme Court held Section 303 of the Criminal Procedure Code as unconstitutional, because it rendered the procedures laid out in Sections 235(2) and 354(3) of Criminal Procedure Code meaningless.


What is Section 304 of the IPC?

Anyone who causes death by rash or negligent acts that do not amount to culpable murder shall be punished either with a fine or imprisonment for up to two years.


What is IPC 301 and punishment?

The Indian Penal Code, Section 301, addresses the crime of culpable murder by killing someone who was not the intended victim. This provision states if someone causes the death another person, who was not intended to be the target, they will still face charges of culpable murder. 28 Apr 2023