Madras HC recalls order of mediating with rape vicitm

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Chennai: The Madras High Court on Saturday recalled its order of directing a rape accused to mediate with the victim which created a lot of controversy. The Supreme Court took a tough stand on the issue saying that any attempt of mediation between the rapist and the victim is illegal.

The Supreme Court said, “It is a spectacular error on the part of the court to promote any such mediation.”

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Taking a note of the future of the victim who was a minor when the incident took place, Juctice P Devadass of Madras High Court had refered the case to its mediation centre but the victim refused to mediate with the rapist or marry him. The vicitim have also given birth to achild after the incident.