Bengal girl turns hostile,youth she accused of rape set to walk free

Had alleged rape on pretext of marriage

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: September 6, 2013 3:21 am

A youth from Bihar,accused of raping and beating his girlfriend from West Bengal,is set to walk free after a Delhi court acquitted him of the charges following the girl “turning hostile” during her deposition.

Additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna freed the Bihar resident at the stage of recording of prosecution evidence as the girl in her statement did not mention about rape or beating by the accused.

“The prosecutrix (girl) had not alleged rape or beating against the accused,so further trial of this case would have been a futile exercise and hence,I close the evidence of prosecution,” the judge said.

Delivering the verdict,the judge said,“As the girl had turned hostile and does not support the case of prosecution so it can be safely said that the prosecution failed to prove its case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and hence he stands acquitted of the charges framed against him,” the judge said.

The youth was facing trial before a fast-track court here on the complaint lodged by the girl,who had alleged that she was beaten and raped by the Bihar youth on March 11,after she had resisted his sexual advances before their marriage.

The girl,in her complaint,had said she met the accused in 2010 at Sealdah railway station in West Bengal and had exchanged telephone numbers. “The accused told me that he is residing in Delhi for the last seven to eight years. After I came to Delhi,I started residing with one of my friends. After sometime we started meeting each other and we fell in love,” the girl had said.

She had further alleged that the youth took her to his friend’s house and maintained physical relations and he had given in writing that he would marry her.

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