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Sex with underage wife amounts to rape, rules Supreme Court

Sexual intimacy with girl below 18 years of age would amount to rape even if the girl is wife of the man, ruled Supreme Court. The apex court added that in such cases the husband would be booked under POCSO act besides for rape. The court also clarified that consent factor for sexual relations with woman applies only when she is above 18 years of age and this cannot be amended. The court said that husband having sex with underage wife cannot be exempted. However the court refused to hear the marital rape aspect of the case.

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