Sole testimony of prosecutrix can be ground for conviction: Delhi HC upholds conviction of man accused of raping daughter

Aditi Singh April 30 2019

The Delhi High Court has reiterated that the sole testimony of the prosecutrix if found reliable, can be the sole ground for convicting the accused. It has further held that the existence of injuries is not a sine qua non to prove a charge of rape.

The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Manoj Ohri in an appeal preferred by the accused, Jitender Sharma who was convicted for raping his own minor daughter.

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