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SECTION 314 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 314 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 314 related FAQs
Whoever, with intent to cause the miscarriage of a woman with child, does any act which causes the death of such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;

if act done without woman’s consent — and if the act is done without the consent of the woman, shall be punished either with imprisonment for life, or with the punishment above mentioned.



IPC 314 in Simple Words

Section 314 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone, with the intent to cause a miscarriage, does an act that results in the death of a pregnant woman, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined; if the act is done without the woman's consent, the punishment can be imprisonment for life or the same as mentioned above.


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Offence : Death caused by an act done with intent to cause miscarriage


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Offence : If act done without woman’s consent


Punishment : Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Death by intentional miscarriage. Anyone who, with the intent to cause miscarriage, commits any act that causes death to a woman with a child shall be punished by imprisonment in either category for ten years or fine.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 314 abortion?

Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 314 IPC: An individual who commits an act with the intent to cause miscarriage or death of a pregnant woman and the result is her death, will be punished by imprisonment of up to 10 years as well as a fine. 3 Nov 2023


What is Section 315 of the IPC?

IPC Section 315: Acts done with the intent to cause death or prevent the birth of a child.


What is Section 313 of the IPC?

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.