Case to be booked against woman for filing false rape charge against health officer
Kochi: The Investigation report of the DGP submitted at the Kerala High Court on the complaint of a woman of rape by a junior health inspector when she visited his house to receive the Covid negative certificate at Vellarada in Thiruvananthapuram was found to be false. The circumstances showed that both indulged in sex mutually and hence the court ordered legal action against the woman’s complaint. The investigation report was submitted to the court under the earlier direction of the HC.
The court observed that sexual assault case filed against the health officer may demoralise the complete health workers who worked tirelessly during the Covid pandemic times. The health officer was under custody for 77 days. Justice Kunhikrishnan directed a competent officer to investigate the case against the women and it should be done as early as possible. The court said this while considering the bail plea of the health officer.
The woman, in an affidavit, told the court that she filed the complaint due to family pressure and on her family’s direction. She also told the court that it was a consexual sexual relationship. The court granted bail to the health officer and directed the state police chief to probe the matter and submit the report immediately. If the complaint is said to be false, then strict action will be taken against the complainant. The DGP submitted the report based on the complaint of the woman.
The complainant had stated in her complaint that she was sexually harassed with her hands tied and mouth gagged. But investigation by the police in the neighbourhood and with the locals, proved that the complainant had visited the place wilfully in a two wheeler and they had seen the woman walk out freely and in a relaxed mood which only shows that the complaint was fake.