SECTION 304B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dowry death


Description of IPC Section 304B

According to section 304B of Indian penal code,

  1. Where the death of a woman is caused by any burns or bodily injury or occurs otherwise than under normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or harassment by her husband or any relative of her husband for, or in connection with, any demand for dowry, such death shall be called “dowry death”, and such husband or relative shall be deemed to have caused her death.

  2. Whoever commits dowry death shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to imprisonment for life.

Offence : Dowry death

Punishment : Imprisonment for not less than 7 Years, but upto Life

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

FAQ's on IPC Section 304B

What offence is defined under IPC 304B?

IPC 304B Offence: Dowry death.

What is the punishment for IPC 304B Case?

The punishment for IPC 304B is Imprisonment for not less than 7 Years, but upto Life.

Is IPC 304B cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 304B is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 304B bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 304B is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 304B be tried?

IPC 304B is tried in the court of Court of Session.

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