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Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Section 105 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS):


Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.


Whoever commits culpable homicide not amounting to murder, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than five years but 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 the 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 and with fine, 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.


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