315. Act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth.
Whoever before the birth of any child does any act with the intention of thereby preventing that child from being born alive or causing it to die after its birth, and does by such act prevent that child from being born alive, or causes it to die after its birth, shall, if such act be not caused in good faith for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 10 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Non- bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.
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