Rape accused let off after woman files false complaint
A man accused of raping a 19-year-old girl for more than seven years on the false promise of marriage was acquitted by a Delhi court after it turned out that the girl had levelled false allegations to force him to marry her after he refused her proposal.
New Delhi: A man accused of raping a 19-year-old girl for more than seven years on the false promise of marriage was acquitted by a Delhi court after it turned out that the girl had levelled false allegations to force him to marry her after he refused her proposal.
Additional sessions judge TR Naval acquitted the man after the girl deposed that she had made a false complaint against the accused after she did not entertain her proposal for marriage and tied the knot with someone else.
"She (the girl) made complaint to the DCP and the Commissioner only to pressurise the accused to marry her and she had mentioned the facts of rape by the accused in anger," the court said.
It noted that the girl, now 22, had deposed that the accused was her sister's neighbour. They had developed friendship when she used to visit her sister's house.
In her cross-examination, the girl told the court that she wanted to marry the accused but he refused though he had never established any physical relations with her either forcibly or on false promise of marriage.
She also told the court that the accused got married to some other woman on 27 January, 2012 and it was then that she filed a complaint against him.
It also came to the knowledge of the court that though the girl was taken to the hospital for a medical examination on the filing of the complaint, she was never examined medically.
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