Relationship with mutual consent cannot be termed rape: SC.

ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea against dismissal of bail of a rape suspect.

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that the victim stayed in a physical relationship with the suspect, Junaid Afzal, for a year, but registered case against him when he refused to marry her.

Afzal had promised to marry Ghazala Naureen. They both remained in relationship for a year. When Naureen told Afzal to marry her, he refused on which she filed a rape case against him.

The case was being presided over by three-member bench of Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

During the hearing, the counsel for petitioner said that his client, Ghazala Noureen, was raped for over period of a year by Afzal on the pretext that he would marry her.

At this, Chief Justice said that whatever happened between the two was with mutual consent between two adults. The applicant had confessed to having a physical relation with suspect, he said adding, she...

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