Man accused of raping friend freed

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 court her 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 T R 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 made complaint to the DCP and commissioner only to pressurise the accused to marry her and she had mentioned the facts of rape by the accused in anger,” said the court.

It added 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.

The girl had 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 added that the accused got married to some other woman January 27, 2012 and it was then that she filed a complaint against him.

It also came to light that though the girl was taken to hospital for a medical examination, she was never examined medically.

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