Suicide is not a crime :Rajya Sabha. A bill which seeks to decriminalise suicide and provide better healthcare for
people suffering from mental illness was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Suicide is not a crime :Rajya Sabha
The Mental Health Care Bill 2013 says that any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to be suffering from mental illness at the time of attempting suicide and shall not be liable to punishment under section 309 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).