Woman can't commit rape but can be guilty of gang-rape if she facilitates rape by a group of persons: Allahabad High Court

The Court said that the term "person" used in Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code should not be construed in a narrow sense.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court recently held that although a woman cannot commit the offence of rape, if she facilitates the act of gang-rape of any woman by a group of people, then she may be prosecuted for the offence as per the amended provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) [Suneeta Pandey v. State of UP].

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