A local court acquitted a man of rape charges as the victim turned hostile on Tuesday. Charges were framed against the accused on October 17 for raping his colleague. The victim alleged the accused,Vageesh Gultain,whom she knew since 2007 allegedly raped her on March 16,2011.
On Tuesday,in the court the victim retracted her statement and said that the accused had neither proposed marriage nor had he raped her. The victim,who was working with Gultain as a medical officer at a Primary Health Centre at district Buria,Yamunanagar,in her complaint said that Gultain raped her on the pretext of marriage.
The victim worked under the supervision of the accuseds father. In her complaint,she alleged that she was asked by Gultains parents to spend time with the accused as they wanted them to get married.
As per the complainant,Gultain proposed her for marriage in December 2010.
On March 16,2011 Gultain had come to her residence in an inebriated state and allegedly raped her. Later,he assured the victim that he would marry her.
However,later he declined following which the victim filed a complaint and a case was registered under Section 376 (Punishment for rape) of the IPC on August 9,2013.