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

Aditi Singh July 12 2019
Sexual Assault

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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