Thane court pulls up minor girl for falsely accusing father of rape
MUMBAI: In a rare instance, the ThanesessionscourtonThursday issuedperjuryproceedingsagainst a minor girl for filing a false complaint of molestation and rape against her father in August 2013. Thegirlhadconfessedinherdepositions that she filed a false complaint. Her father has been in jail for the past three years.
Special judge under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act Mridula VK Bhatia, on Thursday ordered to send the girl to the juvenile justice board for further proceedings. “A strong message should go to the society that the provisions of POCSO Act should not be misused. The complainant was admittedly a major at the time of the deposition,” observed the judge, while passing an order and acquitting the father.
The prosecution had alleged that the girl’s father was residing in Navi Mumbai and was working in Bhandup. It was stated that the girl had resided with her grandparents in UP since her birth. She shifted in June 2013 to stay with her parents along with her three sisters and a brother.