Cannot punish man for rape when promise to marry was not fulfilled due to family opposition: Calcutta High Court

The High Court acquitted a man who was convicted by the Sessions Court for rape and sentenced to suffer imprisonment for 10 years and a fine of ₹50,000.
Cannot punish man for rape when promise to marry was not fulfilled due to family opposition: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday observed that it would be incorrect to punish a man for the offence of rape when his promise to marry the victim girl could not fructify due to opposition from family members [Saddam Hussain v. State of West Bengal].

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