Eagerly waiting for legislature to reduce age of consent under POCSO but until then consent of victim below 18 immaterial: Madras High Court

The Court, therefore, upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to seven years imprisonment for having kidnapped and repeatedly raped a 17-year-old girl.
Madras High Court and POCSO Act
Madras High Court and POCSO Act

The Madras High Court recently said that it is "eagerly waiting" for the legislature to reduce the age of consent under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) from the current 18 years [Ravi @ Virumandi v State and another].

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