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Section 70 BNS

Updated: Mar 2

Section 70 of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, BNS


Gang rape.


(1)Where a woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to life which shall mean imprisonment

for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine:


Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim:


Provided further that any fine imposed under this sub-section shall be paid to the victim.


(2) Where a woman under eighteen years of age is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and shall be punished with imprisonment for life, which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine, or with death:


Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim:


Provided further that any fine imposed under this sub-section shall be paid to the victim.


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Section 70 BNS

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