Kerala POCSO Court convicts transwoman under Section 377 IPC for sexually assaulting minor boy

The Court said that even in the Supreme Court's landmark judgment in Navtej Singh Johar, Section 377 was only read down to the extent of decriminalising consensual homosexual activity among adults and not with minors.

A transwoman (assigned male at birth but identifying as a woman) who, while she was still a male in 2016, sexually assaulted a minor boy, was convicted by a Kerala court under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which punishes 'unnatural sex'.

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