In a landmark judgment that could have a large impact on male behavior in India, the Supreme Court said that just the testimony of a rape victim without supporting documents or evidence is enough to gain conviction. It said, "Her (victim) evidence does not require corroboration from any other evidence, including that of a doctor." It added that there is "no ground to disbelieve" the victim's testimony "even if the doctor, who examined the victim, does not find any sign of rape."
Such extreme ruling is necessary in India as the number of targeted, random, and so-called date rape is increasing and perpetrators are taking advantage of the over-burdened judicial and investigative systems to get away. Typically, perpetrators are never caught in random or targeted incidents. Even so, the victim has to get doctor certification to prove that she was raped. Doctors are some times bribed, threatened, or coerced by powerful perpetrators to go against the victim or even retract their own reports and therefore compromising the case.
Random rapes are those when roving bands of hooligans capture an isolated woman and rape her in a moving car and dumping her in an abandoned area. Such predatory practices are very common in New Delhi, which is also being called the rape-capital of India. Apart from such incidents, policemen in inebriated state raping women or girls such as the on in Mumbai have also raised the hackles of nation.
Targeted rapes are those whose motives include political, social, property, or financial vendetta, covetous act perpetrated on women who are perceived beyond the reach of spurned men, or for punishments by spouse, religious body, or local Government.