“In cases involving child witnesses, the Court should consider the child’s age, competency, and demeanor and may uphold a conviction even in the absence of other corroborating witnesses if the victim’s testimony is deemed reliable.”
Supreme Court did not deem it safe to base the conviction only on the testimony of child witness which did not inspire confidence and acquitted the appellant.
Kerala High Court held that child witness can be recalled for examination; bar under Section 33(5) of POCSO Act is not absolute.
Calcutta High Court: The Division Bench of Soumen Sen and Rabindranath Samanta, JJ., dismissed a criminal appeal which was filed against the
Bombay High Court: Anuja Prabhudessai, J., opined that where the witness is of tender age (as in the instant case before the
Delhi High Court: Emphasising the reliability on the child victim’s testimony, Manoj Kumar Ohri, J., dismissed the appeal filed and the conviction
Allahabad High Court: Suresh Kumar Gupta, J., while addressing the present jail appeal held that, “…in cases involving sexual assault/rape, it is
Bombay High Court: A Division Bench of Sunil P. Deshmukh and B.U. Debadwar, JJ., upheld the decision of the Additional Sessions Judge and
Tripura High Court: The Division Bench comprising of Sanjay Karol, CJ and Arindam Lodh, J. admitted the deposition of the prosecution witness
Kerala High Court: In the order passed by Sunil Thomas, J., the Court addressed the issue whether a minor is competent enough
Uttaranchal High Court: The Court recently addressed a criminal petition in which the appellant had appealed against his conviction by trial court
Delhi High Court: A Single Judge Bench comprising of Vinod Goel, J, upheld the conviction of the appellant under Section 10 of
Delhi High Court: Dealing with a case where a five-year-old girl “X” was raped by her neighbour, a bench of S.P. Garg
Delhi High Court: In an another horrifying incident of rape, where a 5 year old girl was subjected to rape by the