Meghalaya High Court quashes POCSO case against boyfriend of survivor; says 16-year-old girl capable of making decision about sex

The Court was of the view that looking into the physical and mental development of a minor of that age group, it is logical to consider that such a person is capable of making decisions regarding sexual intercourse.
Meghalaya High Court
Meghalaya High Court

A 16-year old adolescent can be considered capable of making a conscious decision with regard to the act of sexual intercourse, the Meghalaya High Court recently observed while quashing a case against a person accused of offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) [John Franklin Shylla v. State of Meghalaya and Another].

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