Rape on promise of marriage: Allahabad High Court orders woman to submit kundali to ascertain mangalik status to decide bail plea of accused

The Lucknow bench of the High Court was considering a bail plea filed by the accused who contended that the marriage with the prosecutrix-woman could not be solemnized because she was mangalik.

In order to decide the bail plea of a person accused of raping a woman on pretext of marriage, the Allahabad High Court recently ordered the astrology department of the Lucknow University to study a woman's kundali (horoscope or birth chart) to ascertain whether she is a mangalik [Gobind Rai @ Monu v. State Of UP].

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