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Rape Law in India Rape Law in India

PathLegal receives many questions about rape & related law. We have prepared this article for public to understand the crime RAPE and related laws. This document is prepared in a generic aspect for a basic understanding about the law against rape in India. The facts mentioned here may vary from case to case and time to time. Please visit a competent lawyer to get the right information.


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Rape? Rape is a most heinous crime against women usually involving sexual intercourse which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that persons consent . The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent.

Rape Law in India Indian law treats rape as a criminal offence. It falls under criminal law in India. The Indian Penal Code (IPC- Section 375) defines rape as intentional, unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman, with or without her consent under several circumstances. An offender is liable to be punished with an imprisonment of minimum 7 years to maximum 10 years and fine. Further, if the offence is committed in custody or on an expecting woman, or a woman below 12 years or gang rape, the punishment will be minimum 10 years of imprisonment. However, the definition of rape under the Indian laws does not cover forced oral sex or sodomy. These acts are separately covered under section 354, of IPC, which deals with criminal assault and outraging the modesty of a woman. Section 377 of IPC deals with unnatural sexual acts while Indian law does not recognize forced sexual intercourse by a man with his wife, above 15 years, as an act of rape.

Rape Victims It's been noticed that many rape victims are unlikely to report to the police or the legal authority because of the unawareness, public humiliation, rigidness of the law, etc. However the fact is that presently, Indian law is in favour to the victims and encourages them to take the next steps legally to wipe out this crime in the future.

Rapist and Social Status Rapists will be punished accordingly by the law and wouldn't have any social status thereafter. They would be rejected by the society.


Rape law related Questions and Answers

false accuses of abduction, assault ,attempt of rape etc. Criminal 1 Jun 2018
Dear sir/ mam i m a married man since 2007 and doing government job in rajasthan. in 2014 a female colleague of mine came to my contact and...
Call me through pathlegal (paid) service for advice


Consensual sex lead to the charges of Rape Criminal 28 Apr 2018
If a person some time/months/years back had consensual sex with a woman and continued to do so for some time . And later that woman files a complaint with...
the onus of proof in this case lies to the accused to prove himself innocent.even it was a consensual sex but the situation and cirumastances may lead...


Widow said that my brother raped her Criminal 27 Apr 2018
Its been 6 days my brother his age is 23,one widow she said that my brother raped her but they don't have any proove
dear client, first take bail for your brother. then, face trial and prove innocence, or move high court under section 482 of crpc for quashing of FIR...


My GF is filing rape case Criminal 24 Apr 2018
Why she cant file. Police are supporting her and agreed to file. But we both gave statement in station that we would get married and now i m changing my...
Confession made to police is not admissible in court. Now a days Courts have started taking a progressive approach in such matters and there are several...


Fake rape case. But its not completely fake ANY 16 Apr 2018
There is a friend of my wife who was been raped since childhood. My wife wanted went to help the victim but the victim\\\'s family members gave bribe to...
complain t senior police officers


False case of rape and cheating on my family Criminal 8 Apr 2018
.. We were rented house opposite to a woman aged 38.. After that she became family friend then ..me aged 27 also became close to her.. After that her...
Dear Sir, The tips cannot be on public platform. But you must be away from her and be cautious. Nothing happen to you. I will suggest more tips on ph...


False rape case filed against me Criminal 22 Mar 2018
I work in an office where one of my client aggrieved that his application was rejected and that of his business rival was approved, filed a false rape...
Engage a good lawyer. There is nothing better you could do for yourself right now


false allegations of rape Criminal 16 Mar 2018
my brother is legally separated from family by my parents by announcing in newspaper in 2014.In their will he is given no movable and immovable property.He...
you have no other option except to confront your brother and his wife. You will have to file a FIR if they have forcefully entered your house. The apprehension...


Punishment for rape in india ANY 8 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in India


Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india ANY 8 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india
death sentence


Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india ANY 8 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india
death sentence fansi hanging till death


Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india ANY 8 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india
If the victim is a child, it may be life to death, else 5-10 years.


Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india ANY 8 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india
If the victim is a child, then it may be life to death, other cases 5-10 years.


murder, rape, dhamkana,jan se marne ki koshish, paise, jewellery hadap Criminal 7 Mar 2018
Sir mujhe layer ki jarurat h, mein agra se hu aur samne vale mathura se h meri wife ke father, uncle unke khilaf karyvahi krni h. My email vv073435@gmail.com...
sir ye family matter hai ap family court ja ke lawyer se baat kare .


Punishment for rape in india ANY 4 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in India
a person who has committed the crime after rape under 376 of IPC is punishable Horan imprisonment for a term not less than 7 yearsmay exten to the life...


Punishment for rape in india ANY 4 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in India
minimum 7 years rigorous imprisonment that can go up to life imprisonment along with fine.


Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india ANY 3 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india
rigorous imprisonment of 10 year and also death penalty


Punishment for rape in India ANY 3 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india..................................
full details please .


Punishment for rape in India ANY 3 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in india..................................
go to the court and ask there in person as you already asked many times get the answer again asking .


Punishment for rape in india ANY 1 Mar 2018
Dear lawyers please tell me what is the punishment for rape in India
Punishment for rape shall not be less than seven years


NOTE:- These articles are created only for a basic awareness of the LAWS related to child sexual abuse. To express the legal points it would be necessary to define the above terminologies.
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