Promise to Marry and sexual relations over significant period of time: What the Delhi HC held

Aditi Singh October 10 2019

The Delhi High Court has held that a continuous intimate relationship that involves sexual activity over a significant period of time cannot be said to be induced by a promise to marry merely on the assertion that the other party had expressed their intention to get married.

It is the false inducement given with the intention to exploit the other party that would constitute an offence of rape under the Indian Penal Code, the Court has added.

The judgment was passed by a . . .

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