IPC Section 376 Law

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The punishment for rape has been provided under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The Section prescribes punishment for rape in the form of imprisonment of either description which lasts upto at least 7 years, but which may extend to 10 years or life imprisonment (imprisonment till the person dies a natural death in the prison), and the convict is also liable to pay fine.

Nature of Section 376 IPC

The offence committed under Section 375 which is punished under Section 376 of the IPC is cognizable in nature. A cognizable offence is one in which a police officer, under the first schedule or any other legislation in effect, can arrest a suspect without a warrant and begin an investigation without the court’s consent. Murder, rape, kidnapping, theft, dowry death, and other horrific or serious crimes are examples of cognizable offences.


Get An Expert Advice in IPC Section 376 Law

If you or someone you know has been a victim of such a grave crime, it should be reported at the earliest to the nearest police station to lodge an FIR and proceed with the medical examination of the victim. The medical examination produces a lot of substantial evidence related to the crime, and hence the victim has more evidence to present in the court of law. The nature of the offence under Section 376 is cognizable, which means that a police officer may arrest the accused without a warrant, so you can be ensured that justice takes its course and a speedy trial takes place.

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