What the Delhi HC held on the presumption of truth of a sexual assault victim's testimony

Aditi Singh July 12 2019
Sexual Assault, Hari Shankar and Delhi hc

The Delhi High Court has held the presumption of truth attached to the testimony of a sexual assault victim is not irrebuttable.

However, the evidence required to rebut such a presumption in favour of a victim of sexual assault would be of an extremely high standard, the Court held.

The judgment was passed by a Single Judge Bench of C Hari Shankar in an appeal preferred by one Shiva against his conviction by a trial court. The trial court had sentenced . . .

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