Cannot throw out sexual assault case merely on ground of delay in lodging FIR: Kerala High Court

The Court held that delays in reporting sexual offences will become fatal only if there are other factors casting doubts on the veracity of the prosecution case.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently held that cases of sexual assault cannot be dismissed by courts merely on the ground that there was delay in lodging the First Information Report (FIR) [xxx v State of Kerala].

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