Section 65 BNS – Section 65 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 65 BNS or Section 65 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Punishment for rape in certain cases.

Section 65 of BNS is part of CHAPTER V OF OFFENCES AGAINST WOMAN AND CHILD in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 65 BNS

(1) Whoever, commits rape on a woman under sixteen years of age shall be
punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to imprisonment for life, which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and shall also be liable to 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) Whoever, commits rape on a woman under twelve years of age shall be punished
with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to 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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