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Sex on fake promise of marriage is rape: Supreme Court

Giving judgment on a case registered by a woman accusing a Chhattisgarh-based government doctor of raping her in 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that sex on the pretext of marriage is rape. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and MR Shah also observed that "It tantamounts to a serious blow to the supreme honour of a woman and offends both her esteem and dignity." SC also noted that the rapist must face the consequences.