306. Abetment of suicide.

If any person commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 10 years and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable— Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.

COMMENTS
(i) To attract the ingredients of abetment, the intention of the accused to aid or instigate or abet the deceased to commit suicide is necessary;
Pallem Deniel Victoralions Victor Manter & Ors. v. State of Andhra Pradesh, (1997) 1 Crimes 499 (AP)

Bare Acts

(ii) Two offences under section 302 and section 306 of the Indian Penal Code are of distinct and different categories;
Sangarabonia Sreenu v. State of Andhra Pradesh (1997) 4 Supreme 214.

(iii) The basic constituents of an offence under section 306, IPC are suicidal death and abetment thereof;
Sangarabonia Sreenu v. State of Andhra Pradesh, (1997) 4 Supreme 214.

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