Rape Law

Rape-S-376 IPC

Rape Laws- Under Indian Penal Code:    

According to S-375 of Indian Penal Code, A man is said to commit “rape” who has done sexual intercourse with a woman under these conditions- 

  • Against her will 
  • Without her consent 
  • With her consent but the consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is connected in fear of death or any kind of harm. 
  • With or without her consent, when she is under Eighteen years of age. She will be considered minor till then. 
  • With her consent, when at the time of giving consent she is unable to understand the nature and consequences to that she has given consent. For e.g. Unsoundness of mind, Intoxication (Either taken personally or given by any other person). 
  •  With her consent, when the man knows that her consent is just because she believes herself to be lawfully married to the man. 

Exception-Sexual Intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not considered rape.  

Whoever commits the offence of Rape shall be punished with rigorous punishment of either not less than 10 years, which may extend to life imprisonment and shall also be liable for fine.   

Indian Penal Code 

  • S-375– IPC 
  • S-376– IPC. 

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