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27/05/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

Chapter XVI

OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY

Of Offences affecting Life

Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder
304. Whoever commits culpable homicide not amounting to murder, shall be punished with 2[imprisonment] for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine, if the act by which the death is caused is done with intention of causing death, or of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death;
 
 
or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both, if the act is done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death or to cause such bodily injury as is likely to cause death.

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 19 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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