Modi Govt decriminalises Suicide Attempt, Deletes Sec 309 of IPC


New Delhi, Dec 10: Attempt to suicide is not a crime any more as the Centre decided to remove the section 309 from the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The decision came after 18 states and 4 Union Territories backed the proposal, recommended by the Law Ministry.

As per the section 309 of IPC, anyone attempting to commit suicide is punishable under law with a jail term of up to one year and a fine.

The government considered the proposal to decriminalise the suicide attempt be implemented following the consultation of the law ministry and its recommendation.

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