Dr. Manjula Krippendorf vs State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) - Supreme Court Important Judgment 2017

 Dr. Manjula Krippendorf vs State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) - Supreme Court Important Judgment 2017 - 

 

On 21st July, 2017, in the case of Ms. Eera through Dr. Manjula Krippendorf v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) & Anr. [Criminal Appeal Nos. 1217 – 1219 of 2017],the issue for consideration was whether the definition in Section 2(d) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) that defines “child” to mean any person below the age of 18 years, should engulf and embrace, in its connotative expanse, the “mental age” of a person or the age determined by the prevalent science pertaining to psychiatry so that a mentally retarded person or an extremely intellectually challenged person who even has crossed the biological age of 18 years can be included within the holistic conception of the term “child”. It was held that the “definition in Section 2(d) defining the term “age” cannot include mental age.” 

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