“Section 309 of Indian Penal Code says than an attempt to commit suicide is punishable with an imprisonment term of up to one year or more ….”
“What are you reading?”
“Isn’t it a draconian law? A person with no will to live is made to live in jail.”
“The Mental HealthCare Bill, 2017 has taken the teeth out of it. It says a person attempting to commit suicide is treated as mentally ill, and will not be punishable under Section 309.”
It’s good to have a lawyer in the family.
“But what if I succeed in committing suicide?”
“I’m calling the doctor.”