Court acquits man in rape case filed by woman 'in annoyance'
A Delhi court has acquitted a man in a rape case saying he was falsely implicated by a woman as she was "annoyed" at being rejected for marriage to him due to caste differences.
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain freed the man, a Bihar native, of the charges including rape, abduction and criminal intimidation, noting that she was "in love with him" and wanted to marry him but was rejected by his mother as she belonged to a different caste.
"The woman and the accused were friends....
"They loved each other and wanted to marry. Owing to caste caste differences, the accused refused to marry the woman since his mother did not want him to marry with the prosecutrix. She got annoyed and made the complaint," the judge said.
The court said that her testimony was categoric to the fact that the accused never established physical relations with her forcibly, as alleged in the police complaint.
According to the prosecution, the woman had lodged a complaint against the accused, who was her batch mate in a government medical college, alleging he abducted her and raped her at his house after intoxicating her drink on March 18, 2014.
However, during her examination and cross examination, she resiled from the contents of her complaint and denied all allegations of rape or abduction.
The statement of the accused was dispensed with as the court could not find any incriminating evidence against him.