Bombay HC upholds conviction of man who raped minor (By The Indian Express)

1. UPHOLDING the conviction of a man found guilty of raping a minor, the Bombay High Court held recently that even if the girl had been sexually active during the period, the offense of rape was proved by medical evidence and the fact that she was a minor then.

2. However, it is the duty of the court to separate nuggets of truth from the version of the witness by discarding the embellishments… The court has a duty to sift truth from falsehood,” observed the court.

3. However, according to the prosecution’s case, the victim was a minor at the time of commission of the alleged offence, she is below 16 years of age at the relevant time on the date of incident,” said the court.

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