A case of breach of promise rather than false promise to marry: Madras High Court upholds acquittal of cop in rape case

"There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that at the initial stage itself the accused had no intention of keeping his promise to marry and that the false promise was made only to satisfy lust", the Court found.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently had occasion to highlight the difference between the punishable offence of sexual intercourse induced on a false promise to marry, which would amount to the criminal offence of rape, and the breach of a genuine promise to marry which is not an offence.

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