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Important sections

  1. A. Sec 228 A IPC –
    Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences.
    Whoever publishers the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom an offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, or section 376D is alleged or found to have been committed (hereafter in this section referred to as the victim) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.
  2. Section 375: Defines Rape
    A man is said to commit “rape” who, has sexual intercourse with a woman under circumstances falling under  any of the six following de­scriptions:—
    1. First.— Against her will.
    2. Secondly.—Without her consent.
    3. Thirdly.— With her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she Is interested in fear of death or of hurt.
    4. Fourthly.—With her consent, when the man knows that he is not her husband, and that her consent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom she is or believes herself to be law­fully married.
    5. Fifthly.— With her consent, when, at the time of giving such consent, by reason of unsoundness of mind or intoxication or the administration by him personally or through another of any stupe­fying or unwholesome substance, she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent.
    6. Sixthly.— With or without her consent, when she is under sixteen years of age.


Penetration is sufficient to constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of rape.

Exception.- Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under eighteen years of age, is not rape.

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