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Section 115 Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Presumption of severe stress in case of attempt to commit suicide

Section 115 (Presumption of severe stress in case of attempt to commit suicide) under Chapter XVI (Miscellaneous) of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 —

❝(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code.

(2) The appropriate Government shall have a duty to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation to a person, having severe stress and who attempted to commit suicide, to reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide.❞

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