Fake case: Man acquitted of rapeJustice M Nirmal Kumar observed that the woman had admitted that she had lodged a false complaint in order to unite with her husband, who is the appellant. The judge cited that the appellant had also obtained divorce through the Sivaganga sub-court as the two had entered in a joint compromise. The judge further noted that the woman expressed her willingness to settle this issue. The judge further observed that as per the report of the radiologist, the woman was between 18 and 19 years of age at the time of the incident and hence the offence of rape would attract as per IPC section 376(i) as they had physical relationship with the woman with her consent.

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Fake case: Man acquitted of rape
Kaushik Kannan | TNN | Updated: Jan 6, 2020, 06:13 IST
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MADURAI: Setting aside the conviction and sentence awarded by a lower court in a rape case, the Madras high court acquitted a man citing that the woman admitted to filing a false complaint.
The prosecution had alleged that Subramanian and the woman, who is the complainant, are relatives and that he had raped her before they got married. He also stated that the appellant’s parents abused the woman demanding dowry, following which she lodged a police complaint. The Thiruppathur All Women Police had registered a case against him under IPC sections 417, 376, 498 (A), 294(b) and 506(ii), while case was registered against three of his family members under IPC section 498(A).
The Sivaganga sessions cum mahalir neethi mandran had convicted and sentenced the appellant to 10 years imprisonment under IPC section 376 (punishment for rape) and acquitted the rest. The appellant filed an appeal before the high court in 2014.
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Justice M Nirmal Kumar observed that the woman had admitted that she had lodged a false complaint in order to unite with her husband, who is the appellant. The judge cited that the appellant had also obtained divorce through the Sivaganga sub-court as the two had entered in a joint compromise. The judge further noted that the woman expressed her willingness to settle this issue.
The judge further observed that as per the report of the radiologist, the woman was between 18 and 19 years of age at the time of the incident and hence the offence of rape would attract as per IPC section 376(i) as they had physical relationship with the woman with her consent.

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