Provision

Where a woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to life which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine;Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim;Provided further that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim.


Simply Put

This section means if a woman is raped by 1 or more than 1 person constituting a group, or acting in futherance of a common intention, then each of them will be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and each of them shall be liable for imprisonment for a period of not less than 20 years which can extend to life time imprisonment, and they will have to pay fine which shall be utilozed for treatment and rehabilitation of the victim.



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