'Even minimal penetration is sufficient to establish sexual intercourse', says HC in attempt to rape case
"The nature of the offense needs to be carefully considered, whether it constitutes rape or an attempt to commit rape", says Delhi High Court.
The incident took place on June 1, 2014, when the victim went outside her house in Goimundi village to attend nature’s call.
The Shivajinagar police have booked Hafiz under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
A decade of using the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) law has exposed several shortcomings, said Justice Sunil Thomas, a judicial member, Central Administrative Tribunal.
The age of consent necessarily must be distinguished from the age of marriage as sexual acts do not happen only in the confines of marriage, the high court said.