Penal Code, 1860 — Section 376

July 29th, 2013

Penal Code, 1860 — Section 376 — Rape — Nature and effects of offence of — Held, rape is one of the most heinous crimes committed against a woman — It insults womanhood — It violates the dignity of a woman and erodes her honour — It dwarfs her personality and reduces her confidence level — It violates her right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India — Constitution of India — Article 21 — Rape — Violation of right to life.

Bodhisattwa Gautam v. Subhra Chakraborty, (1996)1 SCC 490, Relied on.

(Para 6)

State of Haryana v. Janak Singh[Bench Strength 2], Criminal Appeal Nos. 792-793/2013 (Arising out of Special Leave Petition (Crl.) Nos. 9544-9545/2011)(10/05/2013), 2013(5) SLT 471 [G.S. Singhvi, J.: Ranjana Prakash Desai, J.]

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