Fake rape victims a danger to society: Court

NEW DELHI: Women who file false rape cases are a danger to the society as the courts and public would start disbelieving the real victims, a Delhi court has said.

Additional Sessions Judge R Tewari made the remark while acquitting a woman and discharging a man from a false case of gang-rape, lodged by another woman working as a district court employee.

“Such alleged (fake) victims of rape are potentially dangerous to the society in the sense that from tomorrow onwards the general public as well as the courts will start disbelieving the version given by even the real victims of rape,” the judge said while acquitting the woman.

The court acquitted her of the charges of hatching the criminal conspiracy with four men to abduct and rape the complainant saying “right from the beginning till the end she (complainant) narrated a story, the facts of which could not be reconciled at all.”

While one of the four men, accused of abducting and raping the woman, was discharged earlier, three others were declared proclaimed offenders.

The court further observed that the “alleged (fake) victim” is not afraid of the consequences of falsely implicating someone in a rape case as she works in one of the district courts here and added that she is a “cold-blooded thinker” as she does not repent the allegations made by her.

“Prosecutrix (alleged victim) admittedly working in a district court has no fear or by virtue of her said job her fear has gone out of her mind towards the law and she can play with the law and legal procedures as a master juggler and she can go to any extent by levelling allegations against anyone..

“I have no hesitation in drawing an inference that she is a cold-blooded thinker whereby she can implicate any person, having inadvertence towards the consequences and at the same time, she has no repentance over her said false allegations,” the court said.

The complainant had alleged that besides the woman, who was acquitted by the court, her husband Ram Niwas and his friends Balvinder and Munna had abducted her while she was on her way to attend her computer classes.

She had alleged that she had been confined in a house at Chandigarh, and later at Haridwar, for more than a month during which she was repeatedly beaten up and raped by the three men.

She said she was rescued by a friend, Kailash, after she had somehow managed to make a call to him.

The complainant’s father earlier had reported to the police that she had gone missing. But the police, during its search for her came across a secret information that she was living with one Kailash and recovered her from his custody.

Kailash too was made an accused in the case of abduction and gang-rape lodged on her statement.
Kailash, however, had been discharged by the magisterial court after the complainant had testified that he had not harmed her in any way and she had resided with him of her own free will, after she was rescued by him from her captors.

Source: The Times of India

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