- promise to marry is enforceable on the condition that it should be in writing
- Civil action could be initiated under S. 73 and 74 of the Indian Contract Act
- Offence of cheating could be registered under S. 415 of the Indian Penal Code.
- If there is sexual intercourse after Marriage engagement, it can be termed as fraud and criminally actionable. Section 496 of IPC can be used against the man.