Child Rape: Court should be uninfluenced by misconceptions that child will lie, Madras HC

Meera Emmanuel October 22 2019
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The Madras High Court recently emphasised that the Court has to ordinarily believe the child in cases of child rape, rather than be influenced by misconceptions that children lie or that they may be tutored. In this regard, Justice S Vaidyanathan observed,

"In cases of rape victims, the Court has to believe what is reported by the child. There are misconceptions that children lie or that they are tutored by parents to make false complaints against others. Such myths . . .

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