SECTION 313 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Causing miscarriage without woman's consent

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 313 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 313 related FAQs
Whoever commits the offence defined in the last preceding section without the consent of the woman, whether the woman is quick with child or not, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 313 in Simple Words

Section 313 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone commits the offense mentioned in the preceding section (causing miscarriage and death of a woman) without the woman's consent, whether she is pregnant or not, they can be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Offence : Causing miscarriage without woman’s consent

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

In Section 313 (Indian Penal Code), a non-consensual abortion is defined as one that occurs without the consent of the woman. This offence can result in a life sentence or incarceration for up to ten years. A fine may also be imposed. It is the responsibility of the accused to prove innocence.

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What is the meaning of IPC 313?

Punishment. Cause miscarriage with woman's consent. Prison for life or 10 years + fine.

What is the difference between IPC 312 and 313?

In conclusion, there are two possible situations that can arise when a miscarriage is caused by a pregnant woman. (a) The woman consented to miscarriage. (b) The woman did not consent. The IPC Section 312 governs the first case and Section 313 the second. 2 Dec 2019