Merely because sexual relationship did not culminate in marriage not sufficient to establish rape: Kerala High Court

The Court held that to establish an offence of rape, the promise to marry should be intentionally false and the consent of the woman should have been predicated on such a promise.
Merely because sexual relationship did not culminate in marriage not sufficient to establish rape: Kerala High Court

Merely because a consensual sexual relationship did not culminate in marriage will not be sufficient to attract the offence of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, the Kerala High Court reiterated on Friday [Navaneeth N Nath v State of Kerala].

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