Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987
3. Attempt to commit sati
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Penal Code, whoever attempts to commit sati and does any act towards such commission shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine or with both:
Provided that the Special Court trying an offence under this section shall, before convicting any person, take into consideration the circumstances leading to the commission of the offence, the act committed, the state or mind of the person charged of the offence at the time of the commission of the act and all other relevant factors.