Woman can’t allege rape on pretext of marriage merely because long-term relationship fails: Madhya Pradesh High Court

At a young age, a couple may believe that they are in love and their relationship will lead to marriage; however, if it fails, the woman cannot lodge an FIR saying rape has been committed, the Court said.
Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur Bench
Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur Bench

A woman cannot allege offence of rape merely because a long-term consensual relationship did not lead to marriage, the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently held while quashing a criminal case filed against a man for rape on the pretext of marriage.

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