Was tough to speak against a person you once loved, says rape victim

The woman was in love with the man and was in a relationship with him for nine years.

Written by Swati Mahajan | Chandigarh | Published:September 12, 2016 4:52 am

FROM LEVELLING rape allegations against a man to later turning hostile, the journey of this ‘rape victim’ was traumatic, but eventually ended in a reconciliation as the accused married her and the case ended.

Sharing her journey from filing a rape case to going through the trauma of a rape victim – the medical test, recording the statement before the police and judicial magistrate – she said the legal journey came to an end when she decided to forgive the rape accused and subsequently married him.

She was in love with a man and was in a relationship with him for nine years. However, their equation started changing and the couple decided to separate. She was keen on marrying him but the man backed out.

“There were some misunderstandings between us. We had met while pursuing a course at an airlines institute. However, things turned bitter when I insisted on marriage. He was probably not prepared for it. I filed a rape case against him.”

But, as soon as the trial began, the woman started attending court hearings regularly. She said, “At a point, I decided to settle the matter with him. We decided to talk over it and bury the disputes we had. He agreed to marry me. It used to be difficult to speak against the person you once loved.”