Indian Penal Code, 1860, S.376–Rape–Acquittal–Consenting party-The girl had been visiting different places on scooter and on public transport—She had the opportunity to ask for help but she did not seek help–The prosecutrix was happily working in the Mandir which is frequented by a large number of devotees–The victim had stated that she had not engaged in any sexual activity prior to the incident but the MLR shows that the victim was habitual-The medical officer did not see any signs of any force—There was no internal or external injuries–The  statement given by the girl exposes the falsity of the story projected by her-Accused acquitted.

Indian Penal Code, 1860, S.376–Rape–Girl of easy virtue-Even in a case where it is shown that the girl is of easy virtue or a girl habituated to sexual intercourse, it may not be a ground to absolve the accused from the charge of rape-It has to be established that there was consent by her for that particular occasion.

Tej Parkash v. State of Punjab

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