POCSO accused acquitted after victim refuses to support prosecution case; Trial court directs legal action against victim

To prove the victim's age, the prosecution produced birth certificate but the Court said that since it was not supported by evidence of the victim, it cannot be a full proof evidence to hold that the victim was minor.
Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault

A Special Court under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) recently acquitted a man accused of raping a woman after the woman stated that she did not wish to proceed against the accused (State of Maharashtra v. Jacob Muthuswami Naidu).

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