SECTION 317 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it


Whoever being the father or mother of a child under the age of twelve years, or having the care of such child, shall expose or leave such child in any place with the intention of wholly abandoning such child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Exposure of a child under 12 Years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly abandoning it

Punishment : 7 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class; Session in M.P.

Related Topics