Harassment of woman is an offence under IPC even if it has not occurred at a public place: Madras High Court

The High Court refused to quash a harassment case under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, 2002 after the accused argued that the incident did not happen in public.
Justice R N Manjula
Justice R N Manjula

The Madras High Court recently refused to quash a sexual harassment case registered against a man under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, 2002 saying that even if such harassment had not taken place at a public spot, it would still constitute an offence under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) [MR Sivaramakrishnan v State].

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