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Kolkata: A court here has sentenced a woman to two months’ imprisonment for falsely accusing a barber of sexually assaulting her eight-year-old daughter. During examination of witnesses earlier this week, the woman admitted in the court that she had levelled false charges, but did not give the reason. The judge has ordered the man’s release.

The woman had lodged a complaint at the Phoolbagan police station in June, that the barber had sexually assaulted her eight-year-old daughter while giving her a haircut.

the woman admitted in the court that she had levelled false allegations against the man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act.

During trial before the Special judge (P) Jimut Bahan Biswas at Sealdah Court, when the mother of the child was being questioned as a witness, the woman said she had made false allegations against the man, public prosecutor Vivek Sharma said.

The Judge then initiated proceedings against the woman and sentenced her to two months in jail for bringing the false charges against the man and acquitted the man of all charges and ordered his release.


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