Whether Sexual Intercourse based on promise to marry is Rape? Supreme Court answers

Murali Krishnan April 14 2019
rape

When consent of the woman for sexual intercourse is obtained based on promise to marry and it can be proved that the accused did not have any intention to marry the woman, the accused will be guilty of rape under Section 375 of Indian Penal Code.

This was reaffirmed by a Supreme Court Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah.

Facts

The prosecution case was as follows. Prosecutrix was . . .

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