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22nd. OCTOBER, 2013


(a) by coercing a person into taking poison or poisonous substance which in the ordinary course of nature may not kill; or
(b) by administering food or drinks which he knows to contain poison which in the ordinary course of nature may not kill, to a person who has no knowledge that the food or drinks contain poison,

and causes the death of the person is guilty of the offence of qatlu syibhil-'amd and shall be liable on conviction to punishments as provided under section 140(1) or (2), as the case maybe.

(3) Any person who commits qatl by using poison or poisonous substance intended to cause the death of a particular person but caused the death of another person, whose death he does not intend to cause is guilty of the offence of qatlu syibhil-'amd and shall be liable on conviction to punishments as prescribed under section 140(1) or (2), as the case maybe.

Illustration

A intended to kill B by administering poison to the food that he served to B, the food was eaten by C. Consequently C dies from eating the food. A has committed the offence of qatlu syibhil-'amd.

(4) In this section, "taking" means eating, drinking or any other means to cause death by using poison or poisonous substance.

Attempt of qatl by using poison or poisonous substance.

156. (1) Any person who attempts to commit or attempts to cause the commission of the offence under section 155(1) is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $40,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.

(2) Any person who attempts to commit or attempts to cause the commission of the offence under section 155(2) or (3) is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $40,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.

Abetment of qatl by using poison or poisonous substance.

157. (1) Any person who abets the commission of the offence under section 155(1) is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to the punishments as provided under section 138(1) or (2), as the case may be.

(2) Any person who abets the commission of the offence under section 155(2) or (3) is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to the punishments as provided under section 145(1) or (2), as the case may be.

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