"Unbecoming of an Indian woman" to sleep after being ravished, not how our women react: Karnataka HC while granting bail to rape accused

"...the explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act she was tired and fell asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman; that is not the way our women react when they are ravished."
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

While granting anticipatory bail to a rape accused, the Karnataka High Court on Monday strangely observed in the order that it was "unbecoming" of an alleged rape victim to have fallen asleep after being "ravished" (Rakesh B v. State of Karnataka).

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