Woman files rape case ‘in anger’, man freed

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro -

NEWDELHI:A city court has ac­quit­ted a man of the charges of rap­ing a 24-year-old woman, ob­serv­ing that the woman filed the com­plaint to teach him a les­son af­ter he failed to ar­range a job for her.

Ac­cord­ing to the pros­e­cu­tion, the woman lodged an FIR against the man at Dwarka sec­tor 23 po­lice sta­tion in May. She al­leged that the ac­cused, who had promised to ar­range a job for her, raped her af­ter con­sum­ing al­co­hol.

Based on the woman’s com­plaint, the ac­cused was ar­rested and charge-sheeted. A case was reg­is­tered against him un­der sec­tion 376 (2)(n) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code. He pleaded not guilty.

How­ever, while de­pos­ing be­fore the court, the woman said that she lodged the com­plaint in a fit of anger af­ter the man did not ar­range a job for her. Also, the woman’s sis­ter in­formed the court that the com­plaint was filed to teach the ac­cused a les­son.

“From tes­ti­mony of the pros­ecutrix (the al­leged vic­tim), it is ev­i­dent that the true ge­n­e­sis of the in­ci­dent was a dis­pute be­tween the ac­cused and the pros­ecutrix af­ter the ac­cused failed to se­cure a job for her. The pros­ecutrix de­posed that she was not raped by the ac­cused,” said ad­di­tional ses­sions judge Gau­tam Manan.

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