Consent under misconception of fact has to be in proximity of time of occurrence: SC acquits man of rape on false promise of marriage
"the delay of four years in lodgement of the FIR, at an opportune time of seven days prior to the appellant solemnising his marriage with another girl...raises serious doubts...", the Court held.
Consent under misconception of fact has to be in proximity of time of occurrence: SC acquits man of rape on false promise of marriage
Navin Sinha, Rohinton Nariman, and Indira Banerjee

While noting that as per Section 90 of the Indian Penal Code, consent obtained under misrepresentation of facts is illegal, the Supreme Court has ruled that such misrepresentation has to be in proximity to the occurrence of the incident and not "stretched over a period of four years."

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