Rape conviction can be based on victim's solitary statement but such statement must be unblemished: J&K High Court

The Court made the observation while upholding the acquittal of certain men in a rape case where major contradictions were found in the statements of the prosecutrix.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

The conviction of an accused in a rape case can be based on the solitary statement of the rape victim but such a statement should be unblemished and of sterling quality, held the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently [State of J&K v. Feroz Ahmad Najar & Anr.].

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