15 April 2019


Judgments

High Court of Bombay

Pandurang Lalasaheb Yadav v. The State of Maharashtra

MANU/MH/2430/2015

16.09.2015

Criminal

Court accepts rape victim’s uncorroborated testimony

In case involving rape, where the treating doctor had not been examined by the prosecution, the Court held that the testimony of the victim was wholly trustworthy and reliable and did not require corroboration in its support. It noted a lack of evidence adduced by the accused that could lend doubt on the victim’s testimony, and the victim’s mother had taken all immediate steps that would have been expected in circumstances.

Relevant

State of Himachal Pradesh vs. Shree Kant Shekari MANU/SC/0750/2004

Tags : Rape testimony uncorroborated

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