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Anticipatory bail to father-in-law accused of raping daughter-in-law, ‘absolutely unnatural in Indian culture’

Prayagraj : Allahabad High Court has allowed the anticipatory bail application of a person accused of raping daughter-in-law. The court has said that it is absolutely unnatural in our Indian culture that father-in-law along with another person rape his own daughter-in-law. While granting anticipatory bail to a person named Babu Khan, Justice Ajit Singh observed that while considering that this false allegation has been made with a view to ruin the reputation of the petitioner in the society and also considering the judgments of the Supreme Court Anticipatory bail is provided.

The court further said that in the event of arrest of the petitioner, he would be released on anticipatory bail subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. It is noteworthy that the alleged victim had lodged an FIR against her father-in-law at Janakpuri police station in Saharanpur district under IPC section 376 (rape) and other sections.

It is alleged in the FIR that on March 1, 2018, at 6 pm, the father-in-law of the victim along with his companion came to her brother’s house. She was alone at that time. The father-in-law asked his daughter-in-law about her brother and when she was told that she was alone in the house, the father-in-law started abusing her and she, along with his companion, pushed her on the daughter-in-law’s bed and both of them tried to rape her. Tried.

During the hearing, the counsel for the petitioner argued that the co-accused in this case has been granted anticipatory bail by this court. The petitioner is afraid that the police may arrest him anytime. This order was passed on 18 May 2022.


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