Section 309 Indian Penal Code (IPC) was in news recently as Union Home Ministry decided to remove this Section, thus decriminalizing attempt to suicide.
According to Section 309 of IPC, any person, who attempts to suicide will be treated as criminal offence and person who charged with section 309 of IPC will face up to one year in prison and a fine.
With the recent decision of Union Home Ministry decriminalizing attempt to suicide now suicide will not be taken as criminal offence. 20th Law Commission had recommended decriminalising attempt to suicide and removing the section 309 IPC.
France was the first country to decriminalise attempted suicide after the French Revolution.