Rape punishment

Is there a serious punishment in law if the rape victim dies due to rape?

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Yes after the 2013 amendment there is a specific provision dealing with such a situation: Section 376A: Whoever, commits an offence punishable under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 376 and in the course of such commission inflicts an injury which causes the death of the woman or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to imprisonment for life, which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, or with death.

Answered on January 4, 2017.
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