Extra marital affair is not rape

Vicky Nanjappa

9212_18A Delhi court has taken strong exception to a large number of extra marital affairs being converted into rape cases. A court in Delhi has acquitted a man accused of raping a married woman on the false promise of marriage.
The court said the married woman, who had a son, got involved in the affair during the subsistence of her marriage and to save herself from “embarrassment”, she conveniently lodged a rape case against her paramour claiming he promised to marry her and had physical relations with her and then retracted from his promise and also got her pregnancy aborted.
“This trend of extra-marital affairs being converted into rape cases is coming up as several such cases have been filed in court on similar allegations. When a woman herself is not in a capacity to marry another man during the subsistence of her marriage, then why should her paramour be…

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