SECTION 376A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim [1]


Description

Whoever, commits an offence punishable under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 376 and in the course of such commission inflicts an injury which causes the death of the woman or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to imprisonment for life, which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person?s natural life, or with death.

1 Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013

Offence : Person committing an offence of rape and inflicting injury which causes death or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state


Punishment : Rigorous Imprisonment for 20 years to Imprisonment for Natural-Life or Death


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-bailable


Triable : Court of Session






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