A 24-year-old management graduate filed a rape case against her live-in partner allegedly because the man’s family was against their relationship.
The woman, who worked for a pharmaceutical company, got her live-in partner arrested and took the matter to the court to pressure him and his family for marriage. According to the police, she told the man's family that she would withdraw the case only after she is allowed to marry him legally.
Left with no other alternative, the family members of the accused apologised to the woman and consented to the marriage. On Wednesday, she eventually married her partner at an Arya Samaj temple and to keep her promise, she moved an application in the court on Thursday seeking withdrawal of her case.
Talking to HT, the woman claimed that the entire matter got settled after they tied the knot.
"Everything has been settled between us and today he is my legal husband. Hence, I don't want to drag this issue further," said the woman, who currently lives with her husband at a rented accommodation in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar.
According to the police, the woman had approached the Malviya Nagar police station on March 13 and lodged a rape case against her friend, with whom she was in a live-in relationship for several months.
"She alleged that her friend and classmate, who hails from Jharkhand, forced himself upon her because of which she became pregnant. Her friend physically assaulted her after she told him about her pregnancy. As a result of the physical assault, she suffered a miscarriage," said an officer, adding that the two became friends while studying together at a private management college in Katwaria Sarai.
The man, the officer said, got scared and agreed to marry her. However, when his parents came to know about the match, they refused to accept her as their daughter-in-law. Succumbing to parental pressure, the man refused to marry her. It was then she decided to file a rape case against him.