Discuss the punishment provided under the Indian Penal Code for sexual intercourse by a person in authority.

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Question: Discuss the punishment provided under the Indian Penal Code for sexual intercourse by a person in authority.

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Answer

Section 376C of the Indian Penal Code-  Sexual intercourse by a person in authority

Whoever, being-

  1. in a position of authority or in a fiduciary relationship; or
  2. a public servant; or
  3. superintendent or manager of a jail, remand home or other places of custody established by or under any law for the time being in force, or a women’s or children’s institution; or
  4. on the management of a hospital or being on the staff of a hospital,

abuses such position or fiduciary relationship to induce or seduce any woman either in his custody or under his charge or present in the premises to have sexual intercourse with him, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than five years, but which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


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