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Woman who alleged rape by health worker tells HC it was consensual




A case pertaining to the alleged rape of a woman by a junior health inspector taken a new turn. The woman told the Kerala High Court it to be consensual sexual intercourse.

Following the affidavit of the woman, the HC on Tuesday granted bail to the accused. The man removed from service after the rape allegation. Stayed in jail for 77 days. The court directed the police to take appropriate action in accordance with law against the woman and her relatives. They allegedly prompted her to file the rape complaint.

The complainant working as a home nurse in Malappuram. On August 30, she contacted the health inspector at a primary health centre in Kollam district before taking an inter-district journey. The next day, when the woman tested negative for the disease, she contacted the health inspector to obtain a Covid negative certificate. As advised by the health inspector, she went to his residence. The woman, in her statement to the police, alleged the health inspector assaulted her brutally. She alleged both her hands tied behind her back and her mouth closed with a dhoti. She alleged her legs tied together and the other end of the same cloth tied to a cot. Thereafter, she alleged, the accused raped her. She said he threatened not to reveal the incident. The accused arrested on September 7 following the complaint from the woman.

In the affidavit, the woman told the court she complained against the accused at the behest of her relatives. However actually had consensual intercourse with him.

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