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Rape case: Woman says prosecutor misled her

A 22-Year-old Jet Airways airhostess,who had accused a pilot of rape,submitted an affidavit in a Sessions Court stating that she was misled by an assistant public prosecutor (APP) who allegedly told her that she would convince the accused to marry her.

A 22-Year-old Jet Airways airhostess,who had accused a pilot of rape,submitted an affidavit in a Sessions Court stating that she was misled by an assistant public prosecutor (APP) who allegedly told her that she would convince the accused to marry her.

The airhostess had,in her complaint,said pilot Varun Agarwal (27),had raped her several times since May 2009,promising to marry her.

In her affidavit filed on December 5,she has,however,stated that the APP “tried to mislead and coerce me into not getting my advocate for the hearing and wanted me to marry the rapist.”

The complainant has urged the court to direct an inquiry into the conduct of the APP who not only misled her but also wrongly recorded her evidence in the case.

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“My client told me that the APP had asked her not to pursue the trial and that she should get married to him,” the victim’s lawyer,Mahesh Vaswani said. Agarwal (27) was arrested on May 29 from the domestic airport in Mumbai for allegedly raping the air hostess,who was in a live-in relationship with him. In June,a Sessions Court had granted bail of Rs 25,000 to him.

The victim who had rejected accused proposal several times,finally,relented and moved with him in May,2009. However,after a few months,the victim alleged,Agarwal started assaulting her and threatened to throw acid on her face if she left him.

The air-hostess has also urged the court to direct further examination in the case by a prosecutor,“who should be of unimpeachable professional values,” her affidavit states.