Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.

Cruelty defined under Section 86 BNS.

Bullet Points on Section 85 BNS:

  • Offense: Subjecting a woman to cruelty
  • Perpetrator: Husband or relative of the husband
  • Punishment: Imprisonment up to three years
  • Additional Penalty: Fine

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