Provision

Whoever, by secretly burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of a child whether such child die before or after or during its birth, intentionally conceals or endeavors to conceal the birth of such child, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Simply Put

This section requires:
1) Secret burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of a child;
2) It is immaterial whether such child dies before or after or during its birth;
3) Intention to conceal the birth of such child by such secret burying or disposal.

The offence becomes complete when the birth i.e., the delivery of a child, dead or living is concealed by any means. The punishment is imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine or with both.



You might like reading these


Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!