- A man was charged under Section 376(B) (1) of the Penal Code for committing incest.
- Sessions Court sentenced him to 10 years’ jail and three strokes of whipping after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
- The High Court last year enhanced the jail term to 18 years and increased the whipping to six following an appeal by the prosecution.
- Court of Appeal maintain the sentence of the High Court.
*376A. Incest: A person is said to commit incest if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person whose relationship to him or her is such that he or she is not permitted, under the law, religion, custom or usage applicable to him or her, to marry that other person.
*376B. Punishment for incest: (1) Whoever commits incest shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years and not more than thirty years, and shall also be punished with whipping.
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