Husband rapes own wife!
In an unusual case reported, a woman has filed a rape case against her husband. The case of marital rape is first of its kind in Agra. The victim got married nine years ago.india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 14:23 IST
In an unusual case reported, a woman has filed a rape case against her husband. The case of marital rape is first of its kind in Agra.
Asha (name has been changed) is a resident of the Raja Mandi locality. She works as a home guard and got married to one Mahesh nine years ago.
According to legal experts, vaginal intercourse by a husband without his wife's consent is tantamount to rape.
While some senior cops tried to ignore the complaint, they were forced to take cognizance when a women's organization created a ruckus.
Through this case, the social organizations want to spread awareness among the middle class women that they are not mere sex objects and that women they are free to have sex and free to even refuse it.
Police said that medical examination and minor scratches on Asha's private parts proved her right.
Interestingly, former Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University Dr Roop Rekha Verma promised all possible help to the victim. General Secretary of the All-India Women's Democratic Front Madhu Garg has also assured legal help so as to set an example for husbands that wives are not sex toys or vibrators.
Many legal experts even suggest say that even though the woman must have had sex with her husband a number of times in the past, forcible sex in marriage is a crime.
First Published: Jun 08, 2006 14:23 IST