Husband not liable under Section 377 IPC for unnatural sex with wife: Madhya Pradesh High Court quashes FIR against MLA Umang Singhar

The Court also observed that the marital relationship is not only for procreation and that anything done between spouses that is beyond "natural" sexual intercourse cannot be categorically labeled as "unnatural."

The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently ruled that a husband cannot be held liable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for non-consensual "unnatural" sexual relations with his wife since Indian law presently does not recognise marital rape [Umang Singhar v State & Anr]

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