Law & Governance

Skin-To-Skin Condition Disastrous For Rape Cases: SC

BP World Bureau | Oct 01 2021 12:03:20 PM
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NEW DELHI: The supreme court observed that 'skin to skin' contact judgment is disastrous in sexual assault or rape cases. 

Bench headed by Justice UU Lalit added that the provision defining the offence of sexual assault against children under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act must be looked at from the 'victim's perspective.'

Spex court reserved its verdict on two appeals filed against the Bombay High Court verdict, which had come under scrutiny over 'skin-to-skin' contact judgment between accused and the victim.

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"If a pen is used to poke a person, there is no skin-to-skin touch and according to arguments advanced there is no sexual assault. But there is an invasion of privacy and violation of modesty of the child," said the bench.