SINGLE BENCH
Before Abdul Aziz, C. J.
BASHIR AHMAD–Petitioner
versus
CROWN-Respondent
Criminal Revision No. 43 of 1950, decided on 4th June, 1950, from the order of Sessions Judge, Bahawalpur, dated 6th June, 1950.
Penal Code (XLV of 1860), S. 376-Rape on girl aged ten -No motive for girl to implicate accused-Independent corrobo¬ration is not essential.
The law does not require that there should be independ¬ent corroboration in the case of rape of a child aged ten as to the identity of the culprit. The fact that the case is a rape case, introduces no different element unless one attributes to a child of ten the possible existence of motives to choose a par¬ticular person as a culprit which might come into play in the case of a woman. [p. 72].
A. I. R. 1925 Nag. 748 A. I. R. 1944 Nag. 363 relied on.