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Hyderabad rape case: plea in HC against media houses

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‘There is violation of Section 228A of IPC’

A petition was filed on Tuesday in the Delhi High Court alleging violation of law by media houses and individuals by revealing the identity and other details of a woman who was allegedly raped and killed by four men in Hyderabad.

The petition is listed for hearing on Wednesday before a Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar. The petition filed by Delhi-based lawyer Yashdeep Chahal said the plea aims to curb the practice of exposure of identity of the rape victims in violation of IPC sections and various Supreme Court precedents.

He said there is blatant violation of Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code by individuals and media houses by publishing elaborate reports revealing the identity of the victim and the four accused in Hyderabad rape case on various online and offline portals.

Section 228A of the IPC makes disclosure of identity of victim of certain offences, including rape, punishable with imprisonment of a term which may extend to two years and fine. The petitionalso alleged inaction by the State police authorities and their cyber cells in curbing the constant revelation of identity of the victim and the accused.

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