Provision

Whoever, being under sentence of [imprisonment for life], commits murder, shall be punished with death.


Simply put

This section prescribes punishment for murder committed by a life- convict. It says that whoever, being under sentence of imprisonment for life, commits murder, shall be punished with death. In other words, the section makes capital sentence compulsory when a murder is committed by a person who is undergoing a sentence of imprisonment for life.



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