Court lets off man accused of raping neighbour

A man accused of raping a 14-year-old neighbour has been let off by a fast track court which noted that his medical examination did not find him “competent” of establishing physical relationship.
The court also relied upon the girl’s medical report which did not prove that she was raped.

“In the MLC of accused there was no observation that the accused was competent to have sexual intercourse,” Additional Sessions Judge T R Naval noted.

The prosecution case was that on November 7, 2011, the girl’s mother lodged a complaint with the police that her daughter has gone missing and she doubted that an unknown person has enticed her daughter.

The woman herself produced her daughter at the police station the next day where the girl gave statement that she was in love with accused Chuttan and they had decided to elope as her parents were against their relationship.

The girl said the accused, however, had left her at Khajuri Khas and fled.

But later in the court, she declined that she had stated to the police that she was in love with the accused. When the accused was produced in the court, the girl said she did not recognise him.

The judge declared the girl hostile and acquitted the man in the absence of any other convincing evidence against him.