[POCSO Act] Touching hands of minor without intention to molest won't amount to sexual assault: Tripura High Court

Justice Arindam Lodh while acquitting a man of charges of sexual assault noted the survivor, in her statements, did not speak about his "intention to molest".
[POCSO Act] Touching hands of minor without intention to molest won't amount to sexual assault: Tripura High Court
Justice Arindam Lodh and Tripura High Court

Touching the hands of a minor without any intention to molest will not attract charges of sexual assault under Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Tripura High Court ruled last week.

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