[POCSO case] Consent by minor has no value in the eyes of law: Bombay High Court

The Court noted that school leaving certificate of the girl showed that she was a minor and therefore, her consent was inconsequential.

Consent of a minor, obtained either by threat or otherwise, has no value in the eyes of law, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court recently observed while rejecting bail plea of a person accused of raping a minor girl [Peer Mohammad Ghotu Mohd. Ismail v. State of Maharashtra & Anr].

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