Hunger strike is not a suicide attempt, cannot attract offence under Section 309 of IPC: Madras High Court

"The mere fact that the petitioner has protested by sitting on hunger strike will not attract the offence under Section 309 IPC."
Hunger strike is not a suicide attempt, cannot attract offence under Section 309 of IPC: Madras High Court
Justice Anand Venkatesh, judge of the Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently held that sitting on a hunger strike would not constitute an attempt to commit suicide and it cannot attract the offence under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises suicide attempt (P Chandrakumar v. State).

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