A Sex Worker Cannot Allege Rape If Denied Money: Supreme Court

6:38 pm 12 Oct, 2016


The Supreme Court on October 12 said that a Sex worker who is denied money after committing the act cannot allege “rape” as the proof given by a woman has to be taken seriously but not as the “gospel truth”.

The Supreme Court was hearing a case of Bengaluru where three people were accused of raping a maid.

 

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In the 20-year old case, the woman had said that three men had kidnapped her, taken her to a garage and repeatedly raped her.

She in her statement, she gave out details about the rape such as the site of the incident etc.

However, the complainant’s roommate had later given away the fact that the woman was working as a sex worker after her day job as a maid and that she said she had charged the men with rape as they did not pay her.

 

Representational Image. Boston.com

Representational Image. Boston.com

The Supreme Court thus on October 11 said…

“Her vengeful attitude in the facts and circumstances, as disclosed by her, if true, demonstrably evinces a conduct manifested by a feeling of frustration stoked by an intense feeling of deprivation of something expected, desired or promised.”

Thus the three rape accused were acquitted and the Supreme Court strongly added…

“The evidence of prosecutrix must be examined as that of an injured witness whose presence at the spot is probable but it can never be presumed that her statement should always, without exception, be taken as gospel truth.”

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