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Medical Jurisprudence

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A married women died in unnatural condition in home within 5 years of marriage. Her parents complained of frequent demand of dowry. Her autopsy will be conducted under which section? (AIPG 2010)



A 176 CrPC
B 304 B IPC

C 304 A IPC
D 174 CrPC

Ans. A
176 CrPC Reddys

Autopsy is a part of inquest. So it is always done under either 174 crpc or 176 crpc, depending on whether it is a police inquest or magistrate inquest respectively.

In the present question women has died within seven years of her marriage, so it is a case of dowry death.

Section 304 B ipc defines and prescribes punishment for dowry death, but the autopsy will be done under 176 crpc.

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