November 28, 2022
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The man was arrested in April after the household filed a kidnapping grievance

A 23-year-old man – who has ‘Peter Pan syndrome’, per his lawyer – was granted bail by a particular Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) courtroom in Mumbai in a kidnapping and sexual assault case of a 14-year-old woman whom he’s reported to have later “married”.

Peter Pan is a fictional character from a legendary place referred to as Never-Never Land the place youngsters by no means develop up. Those with this syndrome exhibit emotionally immature behaviour and are unable to tackle grownup tasks or have relationships. However, the WHO doesn’t recognise it as a psychological dysfunction.

“The family member of the victim were aware of their relationship. The applicant and the victim got married and lived together as husband and wife…It is further submitted that the applicant is suffering from Peter Pan syndrome,” the courtroom noticed.

Advocate Sunil Pandey, who appeared within the matter for the accused, argued that the woman’s household knew concerning the relationship however didn’t prefer it due to the person’s sickness and background.

“In fact victim’s family knew about their love relationship. But her family didn’t like their relationship due to the man’s illness and poor background and also had a grudge against his family members. The victim had knowledge of what she was doing and got involved in the relationship voluntarily,” Mr Pandey mentioned.

The man was arrested in April after the household filed a kidnapping grievance.

The bail order mentioned the woman had “sufficient knowledge and capacity to know the full import of and has only thereafter voluntarily joined the applicant”.

The man has no prison antecedents, the courtroom famous, including no function could be served to maintain him in custody.

“The victim is a minor. There is no material on record regarding the illness of the accused,” the prosecutor argued.

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