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SECTION 316 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide-


Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 316 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 316 related FAQs
Whoever does any act under such circumstances, that if he thereby caused death he would be guilty of culpable homicide, and does by such act cause the death of a quick unborn child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 316 in Simple Words

Section 316 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who does an act that, if it caused death, would be considered culpable homicide, and as a result, causes the death of a quick unborn child, can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years and may also be fined.

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Offence : Causing death of a quick unborn child by an act amounting to culpable homicide


Punishment : 10 Years and Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is IPC section 316?

Anyone who commits an act that would make him guilty of culpable murder if it resulted in death, and causes the death of an unborn child by doing so, will be punished either with imprisonment or fine, for a period of up to 10 years.


What is Section 316 of the Act?

According to Section 316, if you believe or know that an offense has been committed and have information which may prove useful in locating or convicting the perpetrator, you are required to inform the police. 26 Apr 2023


What is Section 315 and 316?

The sections 315 and 316 deal with the injury to an unborn baby. These sections cover situations in which an act is performed with the intent to prevent such a child from changing state alive, or to cause the death of an unborn toddler by an act that amounts to culpable murder.