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Indian Penal Code -

314. Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage.—

  1. Whoever, with intent to cause the miscarriage of a woman with child, does any act which causes the death of such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine;


  1. Added by Act 27 of 1870, s. 11.
  2. Ins. by Act 12 of 1891, s. 2 and the Second Sch.
  3. Subs. by Act 8 of 1882, s. 7, for “and shall also be liable to fine”.
  4. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).


if act done without woman's consent.and if the act is done without the consent of the woman, shall be punished either with 1[imprisonment for life], or with the punishment above mentioned.

Explanation.It is not essential to this offence that the offender should know that the act is likely to cause death.

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