Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mental health care Act 2017-No prosecution for attempt to commit suicide

Presumption of severe stress in case of attempt to commit suicide.

115. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 309 of the Indian Penal Code
any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to
have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code.

(2) The appropriate Government shall have a duty to provide care, treatment and

rehabilitation to a person, having severe stress and who attempted to commit suicide, to
reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide.
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