Analysis of Laws Relating to Rape and False Promises of Marriage
5 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 19, 2019
Consent obtained for sexual intercourse, by giving false promise of marriage can result in a conviction for the offense of Rape. When an accused acquires victim’s consent for having sexual intercourse with him on the pretext of marriage and never had any intention to marry her, then such consent is said to have been obtained by ‘misconception of fact’ under Section 90 of The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
Keywords: Rape, Rape laws in India, False promise of marriage, Consent, IPC, Indian Evidence Act, Cheating, Fraud
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