Touching private parts of child will attract POCSO offence; absence of injury irrelevant: Bombay High Court

The Court held that absence of injury on survivor would make no difference in a case of sexual assault as Section 7 of the Act states that even touching private part with sexual intent is enough to attract the offence.
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act
Bombay High Court, POCSO Act

The Bombay High Court recently held that touching private parts with sexual intent would be construed as sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) [Ramchandra Shrimant Bhandare vs The State of Maharashtra]

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