New Delhi: A court here has acquitted a man accused of raping a woman on the pretext of marriage, saying the two developed physical intimacy in “youthful eagerness”.
“It appears that the two, being in the prime of their youth, were having sexual relations with each other in youthful eagerness and nothing else,” Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat said in his order acquitting Haryana resident Vikul Bakshi.
The order was delivered on Tuesday. The accused was charged under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
“There is no evidence on record to suggest that the prosecutrix had given her consent to physical relations with the accused solely on the latter’s promise to marry her or that he was having knowledge that she consented to physical relations with him only on the promise to marry her.”
The court found the statements of the woman contradictory and inconsistent.
The woman’s consent to establish physical relations with the accused appears to be voluntary and uninfluenced by any promise or assurance, the court observed.
According to the prosecution, the woman had lodged a case against Bakshi that he forced himself on her twice without her consent on the pretext of marriage and threatened to defame her if she insisted upon marrying her. (IANS)
Most of the political moves in the world are guided by self-interest. Here the human prudence is just trampled over and thus many hearts are hurt. This fact is true to the letter in the Indian political sphere. Yes, our leaders easily trade their souls to meet their ends. National interests are just bet — even with the enemy fold. Media and celebrities are often used for the job. What more, even education is politicized, radically distorted to fit in with the “mission”.
Now even the rape case is taken as a mean for those political ends. Therefore, any incidents of rape are interpreted and handled in unethical ways. The moment a rape occurs, the political leaders take sides accordingly, so also the media. The Kathua rape had become a case of crises for the ruling party. It was a low point between the opposition parties and the government. The opposition leaders hurled the criticism against the BJP. But it’s becoming much clearer now that the case was specifically “used” as a tool to sever the bond between the Hindu and the Muslim for the political gain. All available methods were tactfully employed then to defame the government, nay even the nation. What harm it has done is beyond the mental calculation.
Please look at the following cases which did not prompt such drama, though much more serious then the Kathus’s case. Very recently a gruesome rape was committed in Nadia district, West Bengal by a TMC activist Sheikh Bappa where a six-month pregnant relative of a BJP candidate was the victim. But no such uproar heard. In another appalling case, a Maulavi sexually abused “six children” at a Madrassa in Telangana. But can you believe, this case totally failed to evoke the sympathy of so-called great people, nor did the media carry the news? All columnists went into hibernation. But why? Again, in Jharkhand, one dairy owner Ashif Iqbal raped his employee, tried to convert her to Islam by forcefully making her eat beef. He also threatened to kill her girl child. It never became an issue. Have you heard that another Kathua-like case happened in Khajuraho at Rajnagar about two weeks back? But no media thought it is worth the tears of the country’s citizens as an Asifa’s case. This sadistic crime on a 3-year-old girl was committed by 19-year-old Tauhid Khan. Police have filed a case against Tauhid Khan. Why are this time Bollywood stars not beating the breast and condemning the crime? Why are there “different prisms” to look at the same kind of crimes? Is this not a very dangerous trend? Please book the criminals who are raping the society.