Jammu : Rapist ties nuptial knot with victim, Acquitted

Principal Sessions Judge Bhadarwah M.K Sharma, acquitted one Fareed Ahmed, son of Ghulam Rasool, resident of Drondi Kellar, Tehsil Bhalla, who was facing charge of rape after he tied nuptial knot with the prosecutrix during the period he was on interim bail.
According to case, the prosecutrix submitted that she allowed physical relationship on the assurance of the accused to marry her but when the accused backtracked from the promise, she moved the police machinery and got the accused booked for the commission of offence of rape.
Interestingly, during the course of trial, the accused submitted before the court that he never backtracked from the promise and is ready to marry the prosecutrix.
Accordingly, the accused was granted interim bail and during the period of interim bail the accused married the prosecutrix.
On receipt of sufficient evidence regarding marriage of the accused with the prosecutrix, the court held that the ingredients of Section 375 RPC punishable under Section 376 RPC are not made out and the accused is acquitted

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