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After SC ruling, Bihar to consider cases of sex with minor wife as rape

ANI
Published : Jan 24, 2018, 9:52 am IST
Updated : Jan 24, 2018, 9:57 am IST

This comes in accordance of Supreme Court's amendment of Exception 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Panel Code.

In October, 2017, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a man indulging in sex with his wife aged between 15 to 18 years could be prosecuted for rape on a complaint by her. (Photo: AP | Representational)
 In October, 2017, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a man indulging in sex with his wife aged between 15 to 18 years could be prosecuted for rape on a complaint by her. (Photo: AP | Representational)

Bagaha (Bihar): The Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bihar's Bagaha district has directed all the Station House Officers (SHO) to consider cases involving physical relationship with wife below 18-year-old as rape.

The senior police official has also asked to take stern action against such criminals.

 

This comes in accordance of Supreme Court's amendment of Exception 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC).

In October, 2017, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a man indulging in sex with his wife aged between 15 to 18 years could be prosecuted for rape on a complaint by her.

The top court had also mentioned that the age of consent can't be lower than18.  

Tags: marriage with minor, sex with minor, rape, age of consent, sc, section 375
Location: India, Bihar, Patna