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SECTION 315 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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Whoever before the birth of any child does any act with the intention of thereby preventing that child from being born alive or causing it to die after its birth, and does by such act prevent that child from being born alive, or causes it to die after its birth, shall, if such act be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 315 in Simple Words

Section 315 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who, with the intention of preventing a child from being born alive or causing its death after birth, does an act that leads to the child not being born alive or dying after birth, can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years, or a fine, or both, unless the act was done in good faith to save the life of the mother.


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Offence : Act done with intent to prevent a child being born alive, or to cause it to die after its birth


Punishment : 10 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



IPC Section 315: Acts done with the intent to prevent a child from being born or to cause its death after birth





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 315 and 316 of the IPC?

Children between the ages seven and twelve are also deemed incapable of committing crimes. The sections 315 and316 discuss the offences of infanticide and foeticide.


What is 315 IPC in Indian Kanoon?

What does 315 IPC mean in Indian Kanoon


What is Section 315 4 about?

Article 315 of the Constitution of India 1950 (4) If requested by the Governor or Rajpramukh, the Public Service Commission for the Union may agree, with the approval from the President, to serve the entire or part of the state's needs.


What is Section 325 of IPC?

Description. Except in the case of section 335, anyone who causes grievous harm voluntarily shall be punished by imprisonment for either a period that may extend up to seven years and a fine.