New Delhi: A school owner's son, who was accused of raping a teacher on the false promise of marriage, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman said that she had lodged a false complaint as she was in a disturbed mental state.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt absolved the man, son of the owner of a school in south-west Delhi, of the charge of rape under section 376 of the IPC after the teacher resiled from the allegations she had levelled in the FIR against him.
"It is seen that the prosecutrix has deposed totally contrary to the prosecution case. As per her version, accused has not committed any wrong or illegal act with her. She deposed that she lodged a false complaint against accused as she was in a mentally disturbed state," the judge noted.
"Resultantly, the accused is liable to be acquitted," the court said.
According to prosecution, on July 22, 2015, the teacher lodged a complaint alleging that the accused, son of owner of the school she was working in, raped her in the school premises several times and threatened to sack her job if she did not oblige him.
The woman, however, in her deposition in court, turned hostile and said, she lodged a false complaint as she was mentally disturbed and denied the allegations.