Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

4-day delay in lodging FIR, lack of injuries not grounds to disbelieve rape survivor: Calcutta High Court

The rape survivor had waited for four days to discuss the matter first with her mother-in-law before lodging a police complaint. The High Court condoned the same.

The freedom and agency of a woman in her matrimonial home is restricted even in the present times, observed the Calcutta High Court recently while condoning a four-day delay in lodging a rape complaint on account of the survivor waiting to discuss the matter first with her mother-in-law. [Lankeswar Sarkar and ors v. The State of West Bengal]

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