Six youths, accused of gangraping a teenaged girl, have been let off by a Delhi court on the victim’s deposition that she had been forced to implicate them.
Additional sessions judge R Kiran Nath let off the boys, all south Delhi residents, noting that the victim “has turned totally hostile to the case of prosecution”.
The case was registered on a complaint lodged by girl’s father, who had alleged his daughter, aged about 15-16 years, had gone missing since April 22, 2011 and that he suspected someone might have lured her and taken her away.
In her statement, she stated that on April 22, she said the accused had taken her to a room in Sangam Vihar, where all of them took turns to rape her.
However, in her deposition to the court she made a turnaround.
She further deposed that her father was also called to the police station and she was forcibly asked to make a wrong complaint against the accused persons.