Indian Penal Code (IPC)
Section 303. Punishment for murder by life-convict
Whoever, being under sentence of 1[imprisonment for life], commits murder, shall be punished with death.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Death—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.
1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, sec. 117 and Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).