The custodial sentence may be increased to ten years if the accused attempts to commit the offence again, even if a criminal offence is committed against him. If the action is done knowing that it is likely to cause death, but without intent to cause death, etc. Culpable murder, which does not amount to murder, if the act by which death is caused is performed with intent to cause death, etc., or if the action is performed without the intention to cause death, knowing that it is possible to cause death but without the intention to cause death or physical harm. He is punishable by imprisonment of both types for a custodial sentence, which can be up to ten years, or a fine or both. either with a prison sentence of both types for a custodial sentence, which may be up to ten years, or with a fine or both, if the act is carried out knowing that it is likely to cause death, but without intent to cause death or bodily harm likely to cause death. 1. Where the death of a woman is caused by burns or bodily harm or occurs by any means other than in normal circumstances within seven years of her marriage and it is proved that she was killed by her husband or a relative of her husband shortly before her death as a result of or in connection with any request for dowry shall be deemed to be „death by dowry”: and it is assumed that this husband or relative caused his death. Note: For the purposes of this subsection, the term „dowry” is understood as in section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961). Subs. by Law 26 of 1955, § 117 and Sch., for the „transport of life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
Imprisonment for life or 10 years and fine.