A man facing trial for allegedly raping his tenant’s wife has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman deposed that she was in love with him and had consensual sex with him.
Additional sessions judge Ajay Kumar Jain let off Imran from the charges of rape, also relying on the medical report, which stated that the woman had not been raped.
“In her testimony before the court, she stated that she and her husband were living as tenants in Imran’s house. There she fell in love with him and had sexual relations with him voluntarily,” the court said.
“The medical examination also does not suggest any forcible intercourse. Consensual intercourse appears more plausible,” the court said.
“Imran is given the benefit of doubt and acquitted of all charges.”
Imran was arrested after the woman filed a complaint with police, alleging that he had raped her in his house when her husband was not at home. She said that on January 1, 2012, she and her husband had come to Delhi from Sujana village in UP.
On January 2, 2012, while they were sitting on a footpath near Sarai Kale Khan bus stand, Imran met them and asked them to stay at his house as tenants.
Police said Imran had taken the woman and her husband to his flat, where they had stayed for the night.
In the morning, he took her husband and four others for some work, but he returned within 15 minutes. When the woman did not open the door, Imran told her he had forgotten something and when he entered the flat.
Then he allegedly raped her and threatened to kill her husband if she told anyone about the incident, police had said. Imran’s counsel denied the allegations, and said he and the women had fallen in love.
Acquitting Imran, the court said there were contradictions in her statement to police and the one recorded by the magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
She had told police that Imran had taken her and her husband to his flat from the bus stand, prior to raping her, while in her statement under Section 164 of the CrPC she had said they were at a railway station, from where Imran took them to his flat.