Shocks our judicial mind: Karnataka High Court sets aside death penalty to 62-year-old in POCSO case

"Appraisal of the material evidence does not convince us of penetrative sexual assault much less any aggravated sexual assault," the Court held.
Shocks our judicial mind: Karnataka High Court sets aside death penalty to 62-year-old in POCSO case
Karnataka High Court, POCSO Act

The Karnataka High Court recently set aside a trial court order awarding the death penalty to a 62-year-old man who was accused of raping a minor girl three years ago [Venkateshappa v. State of Karnataka].

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