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1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  Section No: [ 6th October, 1860  
 

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CHAPTER XVI
OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY
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  Punishment for rape  
376. Whoever commits rape shall be punished with 2[ imprisonment] for life or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine, unless the woman raped is his own wife and is not under twelve years of age, in which case he shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
 
 

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