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Section 2(wa) CrPC: Definition of victim

Section 2(wa): Definition of victim

“victim” means a person who has suffered any loss or injury caused by reason of the act or omission for which the accused person has been charged and the expression “victim” includes his or her guardian or legal heir.

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