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Live-In Relationship: Will sex in ‘live in’ be rape ?, Supreme Court question

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  • The victim was allegedly raped for eight weeks on the pretext of marriage
  • Detention of accused man postponed by court
  • The lower court should decide on the personal liberty of the petitioner, the court directed
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‘Live in a relationship of spouses living in Sex The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the victim’s lawyers whether rape could take place. The court stayed the arrest of the accused man in the case. The court also directed that a lower court should decide on the personal liberty of the petitioner.

Chief Justice Sharad Bobade, Justice. A. S. Bopanna and V. The petition is being heard before a bench headed by Ramasubramanian. The petitioner lured the victim with marriage for eight weeks Rape Done, it is alleged.

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“If a man and a woman live as husband and wife, then the husband’s behavior may be cruel, but should sexual intercourse between them be called rape,” the court asked the prosecution’s lawyers. Adv. Aditya Vashishta argued, “Even though the victim had explicitly refused to have sex, she was tricked into obtaining her consent for sexual intercourse.”

Defense lawyer Vibha Datta-Makhija said, ‘Both work in the same office. He has been living in ‘Live In’ for two years. On that, the court pointed out that it is wrong to get permission for physical intercourse by cheating. ‘You can file a charge of assault, cruelty in connection with the beating of the victim by the accused. What is the need to file a case of rape, ‘the court also suggested.

In 2019, the Allahabad High Court had rejected the petitioner’s plea seeking quashing of the charges against him. He then ran to the Supreme Court. Affordable trt available now at cheapest prices.

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