Man acquitted of rape charges as victim turns hostile

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2015 19:33 IST

Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla acquitted a 40-year-old Ram Darbar resident, who was facing rape charges, after victim turned hostile, on Monday.

The order comes as respite for Kurban, 40, a Ram Darbar resident, who hails from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was facing trial for rape and criminal intimidation of daughter-in-law of his brother.

The UT police on September 19, 2014, had booked Kurban on the complaint of 22-year-old victim, a mother of two. The victim had alleged that she was raped by Kurban, who is her estranged husband's uncle.

The complainant had alleged that the accused, who is her father-in-law's younger brother, raped her on September 19 and also threatened to kill her daughters. But, later the victim had retracted from the allegations while testifying before a court.

The victim was served a show-cause notice to which she replied and tendered an apology.

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