Suicide is not a crime :Rajya Sabha

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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).

As of now, a person who attempts to commit suicide is charged under section 309 of IPC as it is considered to be an offence.13925278_1632109427089970_7801731068482635516_n

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