Cannot prosecute husband's girlfriend for cruelty under Section 498A IPC: Kerala High Court

Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) penalises cruelty inflicted on a woman by her husband or relatives of the husband.
Kerala HC and Section 498A
Kerala HC and Section 498A

The Kerala High Court recently held that a husband's girlfriend or a woman who maintains a sexual relationship with him outside marriage, cannot be prosecuted under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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