Jammu and Kashmir High Court acquits teacher convicted of rape, says conviction cannot stand merely on sentiment

Among other factors, the Court found that there was an unexplained delay of 38 days in reporting the alleged incident and that the medical evidence contradicted the complainant's version of events.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

A criminal conviction cannot stand merely on the basis of apprehensions and sentiments, observed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently while acquitting a teacher who had been accused of raping his student. [Mohd Maqbool Ganai V/s Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir]

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