iProbono lawyers help minor rape survivor get justice; Delhi HC lays down guidelines for examining child witnesses

In a triumph for victims of child abuse, the Delhi High Court on Monday overruled a judgment of the Dwarka District Court acquitting the accused in the rape of a 3 year-old girl. The accused, Sujeet Kumar, had committed the offence in October 2012. A Bench comprising Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Mukta Gupta laid down guidelines on the examination of children who are victims of sexual abuse.

One of the reasons for acquittal was the fact that the testimony of the child victim had been held to be . . .

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