Lack of pain, survivor wearing underwear during rape doesn't mean there was no penetration: Meghalaya High Court

Penetration does not have to be complete for the purpose of Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines rape, the High Court held.
chief justice sanjib banerjee, justice w diengdoh, meghalaya high court
chief justice sanjib banerjee, justice w diengdoh, meghalaya high court

The Meghalaya High Court on Monday held that the merely because a rape survivor did not experience pain in her genitalia and that she was wearing underwear when subjected to rape, cannot be proof that there was no penetration entitling the accused to be acquitted [Cheerfulson Snaitang vs State of Meghalaya].

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