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Like dowry harassment, rape charges have become common practice, Delhi court said while granting bail to the accused


The Additional Sessions Judge of the court Rohini expressed concern for a common practice to allege rape like the allegation of dowry. The court said that the victim is not even aware of the date, time and place of rape. This comment was made when the court granted bail to the accused brother-in-law in the case.

In fact, the court of Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Kumar at Rohini was hearing a case of a family dispute. The court said that the victim was asked when she was raped when she was living separately from her husband and in-laws for the last six years. The accused brother-in-law’s lawyer Prashant Manchanda informed the court that the marriage of the complainant woman and the brother of the accused took place in the year 2006.

After marriage, many allegations were started with dowry harassment.

The first complaint to the police was made in the year 2007. After this, the process of making dowry harassment and sometimes any other allegation started. In this case, there has been a dispute between husband and wife for the last 15 years. Meanwhile, many cases have been filed against the husband and in-laws, including dowry harassment, domestic violence, maintenance on behalf of the woman. In this episode, recently, the woman had filed a rape case against the brother-in-law on January 11, 2022. The brother-in-law was arrested by the police on January 17, 2022, since then he is in jail in judicial custody.

In Delhi High Court various petitions seeking criminalization of marital rape was filed. On which Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the Central Government, argued that the government is neither in favor of it nor it has given authority to husbands under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the abolition of the exemption granted. The bench, after hearing Mehta’s arguments, directed the central government to clarify its stand on the matter within two weeks.

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