Mumbai: Mother acquitted for abetting minor's sexual assault

  • | Sunday | 22nd September, 2019

The Bombay High Court acquitted a 25-year-old woman who was convicted in 2015 by a trial court for abetting sexual assault of her five-year-old daughter by the child's step-father. The trial court had sentenced the woman under Section 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act which deals with punishment for abetment. The sexual assault of her daughter had taken place in 2013 in Nashik district. The neighbour then lodged a complaint against the woman's husband and also made the woman a co-accused for not filing the police complaint after being aware of the sexual assault. As per the testimony of the child in the trial court, the woman was not present either before or during the incident.

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