SECTION 304B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Dowry death


  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

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