Medical reports not mandatory to proving rape cases and punishment can be given considering the surrounding situation and evidence, according to High Cort. If a victim files a case late, it cannot be called a lie.
A High Court bench headed by Justice Rezaul Haque passed the verdict on Wednesday.
Medical reports are therefore one of the weapons to prove rape cases. But the High Court on Wednesday ruled that from now on, rape cases punishment can be awarded without considering the medical reports.
On the other hand, the previous maximum punishment an ordinance was issued on Tuesday providing the death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape.