Man acquitted of raping wife

Man acquitted of raping wife

A Delhi court has convicted a man for kidnapping a girl before marrying her but absolved him of the charges of raping her saying she lived with him as his wife for four years before lodging a complaint with the police.

“From the testimony of the complainant as well as from her neighbours, it is clear that she is a consenting party to the whole incident,” said Additional Sessions Judge Madhu Jain, while acquitting Delhi resident Manmath of charges of raping his wife.

“Not only she lived with the accused after marriage for four years but did not make any complaint to anybody either prior to making this complaint (to police),” the ASJ added.

The court, however, held him guilty of kidnapping the girl prior to marrying her, saying that at the time of offence in 2006, the girl was less than 18 years of age and the accused himself had admitted to marrying her.

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