A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a woman and threatening her, with a Delhi court rejecting his claim that it was an extra-marital affair. The court convicted Delhi resident Joginder Yadav while relying on the woman’s sole testimony. “I am of the opinion that prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that accused Yadav had committed rape upon prosecutrix and threatened her with dire consequences,” Additional Sessions Judge Shail Jain said.
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The judge further said: “I am of the opinion that sole testimony of the prosecutrix is sufficient enough to convict the accused as there is no infirmity or inconsistencies in the testimony of the woman.” The court rejected the man’s contention that physical relations between him and the woman were consensual and it was an extra-marital affair. It also disagreed with his submission that the woman’s husband had taken some money from him and when he wanted it back, they implicated him the false case.
The prosecution said the incident took place in January 2013, when Yadav came to the woman’s house when her husband had left for the office but two of her three children were at home. Yadav and the woman lived in the same locality. It said the man raped her and when she tried to raise an alarm, he threatened to kill her. When the man was going out of the woman’s house, she injured her with a knife but he managed to escape.
The woman informed her neighbour about the incident and telephoned her husband. The couple then lodged an FIR against Yadav at Kirti Nagar Police Station in West Delhi. During the trial, Yadav denied the allegations and claimed he was falsely implicated.