If a man attacks a pregnant woman with the intention of killing her but instead the attack causes her to miscarry the unborn child, will he be punished for it?
Yes, this would be an offence and the man would be punished under Section 316 of the Indian Penal Code. If the foetus had quickened, i.e. when the pregnant woman started feeling the movements of the foetus, then the punishment for the same crime is harsher, which is jail time upto 10 years and fine.
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