What is Section 304A IPC?

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304A. Causing death by negligence —

Whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Bailable— Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.

In order to impose criminal liability on the accused, it must be found as a fact that collusion was entirely or mainly due to the rashness or negligence; Munile Sao v. State of Bihar (1997) 3 Crimes 200 (Pat).

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