Before Abdul Aziz, C. J.
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.