Just a day after the Supreme Court (SC) criminalised unnatural sex, a case under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been registered against a man by his wife for allegedly sodomising her during their honeymoon earlier this month, the police said.
The 23-year-old woman filed the charge at the Palam Police Station on Wednesday night.
“The accused, who works as a project manager with a private firm in the capital, is currently absconding,” said an officer who chose to keep the identity of the man, who works in a private firm, anonymous.
The police said that the woman was sent to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) hospital where she was given medical assistance.
Given the nature of the case, the police refused to divulge more information but sources said that the complainant had approached the police late on Wednesday night, alleging that she was confined, mercilessly raped and sodomised by her husband on their honeymoon trip to Bangkok earlier this month.
In her complaint to the police, sources claimed, the complainant even mentioned that her husband’s behaviour during their honeymoon had also caused psychological damage to her. The complainant also works at a private firm as a manager.
“The couple was married late last month and, according to the complainant, she had been forced to go to Bangkok instead of the Maldives as had been decided earlier,” the officer said.