Section 305 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!
The person abetted must be a person of under eighteen years of age or he must be insane or delirious or an idiot or he must be in a state of intoxication. The section is attracted only when the person abetted commits suicide. The framers of the Indian Penal Code believed the offence under this section to be very serious and that is why it has been visited with a severe penalty including death. Abetment can be caused by instigation, conspiracy or intentional aiding as provided by section 107 of the Code.
The offence under this section is cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by court of session.