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No Fear No Favour


By Shivangi Chawla

A Christian woman put rape charges on her boyfriend for cheating and sexually assaulting her just before a week of his marriage.
The supreme court said on Monday that no woman , after being sexually assaulted at Knife point will write love letters to a accused and share a live-in relationship with him for 4 years . The first point of doubt for bench of Justices R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee was the version of her age at the time of alleged sexual assault in 1995.
The complaint claimed that she kept quiet for four years from the date of sexual assault because he promised her to get married and their families got them engaged and they were living live husband and wife but when she got to know that he is getting married with someone else she has filled an FIR accusing him for cheating and sexually assaulting her . As per the evidence it was found that they both belong to different religions which was the main constraint for not getting married , as the girl’s family want to do marriage in a church but the boy’s family wants to do marriage in the temple .
Writing the judgment, Justice Sinha said, “The man belonged to scheduled tribes and the woman belongs to christian family. They resided in the same village Basjadi and were known to each other. The nature and manner of allegations, coupled with the letters exchanged between them, make it apparent that their love for each other grew and matured over a sufficient period of time.
“They were both smitten by each other and passions of youth ruled over their minds and emotions. The physical relations that followed were not isolated or sporadic in nature, but regular over the years .
The bench further said, “She was conscious of this (religious) obstacle all along, even while she continued to establish physical relation with the man . If he had married her, she would not have lodged the case and she denied writing any letters to him . The amorous language used by both in the letters exchanged reflects that the man was serious about the relationship…”

“It is not possible to hold, on the basis of evidence available, that the man right from the inception did not intended to marry her ever and had fraudulently misrepresented only in order to establish physical relations with her.” The woman in her letters acknowledged that the man’s family was always very nice to her . ” The court acquitted the man of all charges.

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