SECTION 376 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for rape [1]


Whoever, commits an offence punishable under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 376 and in the course of such commission inflicts an injury which causes the death of the woman or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to imprisonment for life, which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person?s natural life, or with death.

1 Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013