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Definition of rape is given in Article 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) as written below:

A man is said to commit “rape” if he –

a) penetrates his penis, to any extent, into the vagina, mouth, urethra or anus of a woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person; or

(b) inserts, to any extent, any object oi part of the body. not being the penis, into the vagina, the urethra or anus of a woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person; or

(c) manipulates any part of the body of a women so as to cause penetration into the vagina, urethra, anus or any other part of the body of such women or makes her to do so with him or any other person; or

(d) applies his mouth to the vagina, anus, urethra of a woman or makes her to do so with him or any other person,

under the circumstances falling under any of the following descriptions:-

Also Read: Punishment for rape

First—Against her will.

Secondly — her consent.

Thirdly — With her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is interested, in fear of death or of hurt.

Fourthly— With her consent, when the man knows that he is not her husband and that her consent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom she is or believes herself to he lawfully married.

Fifthly— With her consent when, at the time of giving such consent, by reason of unsoundness of mind or intoxication or the administration by him personally or through another of any stupefying or unwholesome substance, she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent.

Sixthly—With or without her consent, when she is under eighteen years of age.

Seventhly—When she is unable to communicate consent.

Exception 1.—A medical procedure or intervention shall not constitute rape.

Exception 2.—Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife. the wife not being under fifteen years of age is not raped

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