Mere touch not penetrative sexual assault under POCSO Act: Delhi High Court

'Touch' is a separate offence, the Court added while concluding that the accused was guilty of committing aggravated sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl, but not for "penetrative" sexual assault.
Delhi High Court with POCSO Act
Delhi High Court with POCSO Act

A mere touch cannot be termed "penetrative" sexual assault, as defined under Section 3(c) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), the Delhi High Court held on Monday.

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