Bombay HC sets aside conviction of 19-year-old in rape case

  • | Friday | 17th May, 2019

The Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old man in a rape case, holding that in this particular case, it was difficult to trust the sole testimony of the victim, a minor. Advertising“Legally, there is no impediment in convicting an accused based on the sole testimony of the prosecutrix. The girl in her statement said that as the accused refused to marry her, she lodged a police complaint alleging rape and kidnapping. The girl alleged that this accused raped her and held her in his home for the night against her wishes. He further added that the settlement deed does not show that the accused had raped the girl, only that they were together that night.

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