Roping of husband’s relatives in domestic violence cases must be stopped: Bombay High Court
— By Narsi Benwal | Mar 30, 2018 07:16 am
Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently took a note of the sudden rise in the number of cases wherein the relatives of the husband are roped in and arraigned as accused in domestic violence case. The HC accordingly said such an ‘unhealthy’ practise must be condemned.
A division bench of Justice Prasanna Varale and Justice Vibha Kankanwadi voiced their concern over the rise in such cases saying, “It is true that now-a-days, unhealthy practice of roping the other relatives of the husband has emerged. We believe such a practice must be condemned and brought to an end. Such practices need to be deprecated by law.” The observation was made while hearing a writ petition seeking quashing of a First Information Report (FIR) and a chargesheet filed by the Aurangabad police.
The writ petition was filed by the relatives of Parmeshwar Yenge (33) seeking quashing of the criminal case registered against them by his wife. The FIR registered at the behest of the wife claimed she was tortured and subjected to cruelty by her in-laws. She had also claimed that her husband along with his family and relatives had sought dowry from her family.
Accordingly, she had arraigned the sisters, brothers-in-laws, uncle and aunt of her husband along with his parents and himself. All the relatives were booked under charges of dowry, causing hurt by dangerous weapons, intentional insult and criminal intimidation. The relatives on the other hand, sought setting aside of the plaint against them.
Don’t advise women to lodge false rape cases: court
Comment : Prosecuterix tells court that she was in love with the accused. The marriage was objected to by the girl’s grandfather. So matter reached DCW and the cocunsellor there advised the woman to file false rape case !!
New Delhi, March 24, 2018 01:16 IST
Updated: March 24, 2018 01:16 IST
While acquitting an accused in a rape case, a court here suggested that the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) adequately train its counsellors posted at police stations to provide support to rape victims and not to advise them to lodge false rape cases.
Additional Sessions Judge Arun Grover Baliga gave the advice to the women’s rights body when an alleged rape victim in her deposition before the court said that “she had mentioned the allegations of rape in her complaint [to the police] only on the advice of the NGO counsellor at Sarojini Nagar police station”.
“Before parting with this case, this court finds it necessary to direct that a copy of this judgment be sent to the DCW to bring to its notice the conduct of the counsellor at the police station. This court has no doubt in its mind that the statement made by the prosecutrix today [on Friday] on oath that she had made allegations of rape in her complaint only on the advice of the counsellor present at the police station, is true and correct,” the judge said.
Duty of counsellors
“This court, therefore, feels it necessary to request the DCW to properly train its counsellors appointed at the police stations and remind them that their duty is to provide support to the victims of sexual assault, and not to advise them to make false allegations of rape,” the judge added.
Also, the judge further said, “This court has found the prosecutrix to be a very credible witness because she honestly narrated the entire facts in her deposition and did not make any efforts to conceal the fact that it was the attitude of her own grandfather which caused problems in the finalisation of her marriage with the accused. She has also very forthrightly admitted that she was never fraudulently induced by the accused to have sexual relations.” “In the considered opinion of this court, had the counsellor at the police station not given wrong advice to the prosecutrix to make false allegations against the accused only to rope him in a case of rape, the accused would not have had to spend 22 days in judicial custody and perhaps the parties may have amicably settled their disputes,” said the judge.
The allegations against the accused stated that he had sexually assaulted the victim several times on the pretext of marrying her.
Because of her love for the brother in law, this woman used her lover (another fella) to brutally cut her sister’s neck and murder her in front of her young kid 😠😠
Rekha (killer) was divorced from her husband. So she had an eye on her sister’s husband (Boopalan). But that Bro in law was innocent
Since Rekha ( Killer) was alone she developed “relationships” with one another fella by name Nagaraj.
As Rekha wanted to have a legal husband (in addition to loverboy Nagaraj), she eliminated her own sister, when the brother in law was at work .
she thought she can cover her brother in law once sister is dead
Long live #woman‘s #empowerment