If a married woman raped, internal or external injuries may not be found

Admittedly the prosecutrix was already a married lady and, therefore, it was not necessary that some external or internal injuries should have been found on her person. No doubt, it is true that doctor could not give any definite opinion with regard to commission of offence, but, it was not the case of the appellants… Read More If a married woman raped, internal or external injuries may not be found

Corroboration of testimony of prosecutrix as a condition for judicial reliance is not a requirement of law in Rape trial

A plethora of decisions by this Court as referred to above would show that once the statement of prosecutrix inspires confidence and accepted by the courts as such, conviction can be based only on the solitary evidence of the prosecutrix and no corroboration would be required unless there are compelling reasons which necessitate the courts for corroboration of her statement. … Read More Corroboration of testimony of prosecutrix as a condition for judicial reliance is not a requirement of law in Rape trial

A false allegation of rape can cause distress, humiliation and damage to the accused

It is also by now well settled that the courts must, while evaluating evidence, remain alive to the fact that in a case of rape, no self-respecting woman would come forward in a court just to make a humiliating statement against her honour such as is involved in the commission of rape on her. In… Read More A false allegation of rape can cause distress, humiliation and damage to the accused