Pune: A special court has ordered a woman to repay the compensation amount of Rs 2.75 lakh, which she had received from the government after filing a case against her husband for raping their eight-year-old daughter in 2016.
Last month, Special Judge VK Kadam acquitted the man after the wife and daughter turned hostile. An FIR in this regard was registered with Vadgaon Maval police station in April 2016.
According to the police, the incident took place in the morning of April 1, 2016. The victim reportedly told her mother that a thief had taken her out and sexually assaulted her. She was crying and complained of pain. The woman and her husband went to the police station and lodged an FIR against an unknown person.
A week later, the woman gave a supplementary statement to the police alleging her husband of raping their daughter. The woman alleged that her husband is a habitual drinker and claimed that an outsider cannot open the door to their house easily. She further alleged that on the day of incident, her husband had consumed liquor and demanded sex, but she turned him down.
Thereafter, her husband had slept beside her elder daughter, who studied in class three. On that day, her husband had immediately washed his clothes. This led to suspicion on her part and she made an inquiry with her daughter, who told her that her assaulter was in fact the father.
However, during trial, the victim and her mother didn’t support their earlier statements to the police against the accused. The woman then alleged that she suspected her landlord’s son to be behind the rape.
After going through statements and evidence, the court found the allegations to be false and acquitted the man. When it was found that the complainant woman (mother of victim) had received Rs 2.75 lakh compensation from the government after the rape case was registered, she was ordered to repay the compensation amount to the government and submit a challan of the same in court.