Groping 12-year-old child without removing her clothes not 'sexual assault' under POCSO Act, but only 'outraging modesty' under IPC: Bombay HC

The Court, therefore, acquitted the man for offence under POCSO while maintaining his conviction under Section 354 of IPC.
Nagpur Bench
Nagpur Bench

The act of pressing the breast of a child aged 12 years without removing her top will not fall within the definition of ‘sexual assault’ under Section 7 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), the Bombay High Court has ruled (Satish Ragde v. State of Maharashtra).

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