Only precaution needed to examine child witness is to ensure they aren't tutored: Delhi High Court

The Court has held that the Evidence Act does not prescribe any minimum or maximum age to test the competence of a witness and the testimony of a child witness cannot be rejected even if it is found reliable.
Justices Siddhath Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani
Justices Siddhath Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani

The Delhi High Court held that the only precaution courts must take while considering the testimony of an injured child witness is to ensure that he is free from tutoring or influence, and that this testimony finds adequate corroboration [Deepak@Deepue v State].

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