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Shankar @ Devi Singh vs State on 16 May, 2018

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2. The Appellant was charged with raping his step-daughter aged 11 years
(PW-1) at about 10:30 am on 29th August 2014 and at about 1 pm 7-8 days
prior at two separate locations in village Karkardooma, Delhi and thereby
committing an offence punishable under Section 376 (2) (f) (i) and (n) of
IPC. He was also charged with having committed aggravated penetrative

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sexual assault on a minor victim aged 11 years, thereby committing an
offence punishable under Section 6 POCSO Act.

Background facts and investigation
3. The case of the prosecution was essentially based on the version of events
narrated by PW-1. PW-1 disclosed that her mother works as domestic help
and would go for work at 8 am and return at 2 pm. On 29th August 2014,
PW-1 was playing with her friends, X and Y, between 9:30-10:00 am when
her step-father, the Appellant herein, came there. He beat her and asked her
to send her friends away. While X went away, according to PW-1, her other
friend, Y, remained and was secretly watching her. She then stated as under:

Source: Indian Kanoon

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