In a bid to protect the interests of men, a Delhi court has questioned the law for the protection of men against the women and children who frame them in false cases. The question was pursuant to acquitting a senior citizen who had been accused of raping his minor granddaughter in October 2015.
A special court under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), said that the statements given by the girl and her mother before the court varied in several instances and were inconsistent. Additional Sessions Judge, Nivedita Anil Sharma also raised concerns as to the social stigma that would haunt the 62-year-old man, as he was the girlâ€™s maternal grandfather, and had also been in custody for a considerable period of time.
As per the statement of the grandfather, he alleged that his daughter falsely framed him to take over his property. He had let her live with him on humane grounds; however, the tables turned when the mother and her nine-year-old daughter accused him of raping the granddaughter. The man claims that the mother used to tutor all this to her daughter to implicate him.
The court observed and took note of the numerous inconsistencies in the statement of the mother and daughter as to how the sexual assault was committed. Also, the mother in her cross-examination has admitted that there existed a property dispute, which gave a reason to the court to delve deeper into the matter. The court has however raised its concerns over the lack of any protection for men who are falsely implicated by greedy women.