Section 357 BNS – Section 357 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 357 BNS or Section 357 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Breach of contract to attend on and supply wants of helpless person.

Section 357 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XIX OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT, ANNOYANCE, DEFAMATION, ETC. in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 357 BNS

Whoever, being bound by a lawful contract to attend on or to supply the wants of any person who, by reason of youth, or of unsoundness of mind, or of a disease or bodily weakness, is helpless or incapable of providing for his own safety or of supplying his own wants, voluntarily omits so to do, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.




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