Delhi HC refuses to quash FIR against man for sexual abuse of minor son

Updated: Sep 22 2022 9:16PM

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) The Delhi High Court has refused to quash an FIR registered against a man for sexually abusing his minor son, saying it would be unfair to deny justice to the child only because the incident involves his "real father" and the parents have a matrimonial discord.

While the accused claimed a matrimonial dispute with his estranged wife has been converted into a false criminal case, the court said from the material on record, it was "not persuaded to reach a conclusion that the allegations are absurd (and) highly improbable".

Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma observed that the truth would become clear only during the trial and the child has the constitutional right to get justice if he has been sexually abused.