Adults…! On Monday a 23-year-old rape accused was given the bail of the high court in Bombay. A 14-year-old girl is reportedly sexually assaulted. The reason for bail was that the accused was psychologically affected by Peter Pan Syndrome. The court in Bombay granted bail.
The psychological condition of Peter Pan is used to describe an adult, who is socially immature in men rather than women. This term was coined by psychologist Dan Kiley to explain the behaviours.
But it’s much more complicated because people living with the Peter Pan syndrome cannot respond to other people’s needs, they don’t want to work or make specific long-term plans and they want to live for the time being,” said Maanwi Sharma, a clinical psychologist from Gurgaon.
Sharma stated, “These syndromes may be confused as they cannot express compathy or be impulsive in behaviour, can be alcohol addicted. They may be antisocial or narcissistic. You can be acting aggressively and improperly. But their daily routine can be handled in a playful way.”
In its list of mental illnesses, Peter Pan Syndrome is not recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The term originated from literature and was written by the Scottish writer JM Barrie in 1904 and a novel by the same name in 1911, called Peter and Wendy.
A pitiful kid who can fly and is known for adventure on a fictional island, called Neverland, is the central character in the play, Peter Pan. Huxley remarked in his book Iceland “30,000,000 deaths and the sky knows how many thousands of millions of dollars the world had to pay for the slow-moving maturing of little adolf.”
The US Superstar Michael Jackson was a self-proclaimed Peter Pan and named his estate as a Neverland Ranch in California. This psychological condition is not defined as a medically accepted syndrome.
But the High Court of Bombay accepted the defence counsel’s argument and granted the rape accu bail The defendant was known to the young girl, and the defence counsel also said that their families were well-known.
The lawyer argued the act to be consensus-based. In its bail order, the Court noted that the girl had sufficient knowledge and ability, although she was a minor, to know the full effect of her activities.
Huxley identified a Peter Pan as someone who is “in a school that is hopeless and unable to compete or work together [and who envies everyone normally successful.”