Provision

Whoever, commits an offence punishable under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 376 and in the course of such commission inflicts an injury which causes the death of the woman or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state, 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, or with death. 


Simply put

This section means whoever commits rape under sub section (1) & (2) of section 376, causes such injury to a woman that she remains in presistent vegetative state or dies,  then such an offendershall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a period which shall not be less than 20 years but which can extend to life imprisonment meaning imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, or with death.



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