[POCSO] Putting penis in child's mouth not ‘aggravated sexual assault’ or 'sexual assault' but 'penetrative sexual assault': Allahabad High Court

The Court noted, however, that such an offence shall come in the category of 'penetrative sexual assault' punishable under Section 4 of the POCSO Act of 2012.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court has clarified that putting a penis inside the mouth of a child will attract the offence of 'penetrative sexual assault' punishable under Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and not 'aggravated penetrative sexual assault' or 'aggravated sexual assault' punishable under Sections 6 and 10 respectively (Sonu Kushwaha v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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