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Is Conviction Based On Sole Testimony Of Victim In Rape Cases Sustainable?

M A Rashid
14 Feb 2019 3:29 AM GMT
Is Conviction Based On Sole Testimony Of Victim In Rape Cases Sustainable?

A prosecutrix of a sex offence cannot be put on par with an accomplice. She is in fact a victim of the crime. The Evidence Act nowhere says that her evidence cannot be accepted unless it is corroborated in material particulars. She is undoubtedly a competent witness under S.118 and her evidence must receive the same weight as is attached to an injured in cases of physical violence.

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