Kissing on lips, touching private parts of minor not unnatural offence under Section 377 IPC: Bombay High Court

Though such acts would constitute an offence under POCSO Act, the Court granted bail to the accused after noting that POCSO offences with which the accused was charged, were punishable with imprisonment upto 5 years.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently observed that kissing on lips and touching private parts of a minor would not prima facie amount to unnatural offence under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code [Prem Rajendra Prasad Dubey v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.].

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