Troubled by mother’s plight, girl files false molestation case against father

The plight of her mother allegedly getting beaten up by her abusive father drove a 17-year-old girl to file a false molestation case against him, hoping that police would take some action.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  Plight of her mother allegedly getting beaten up by her abusive father drove a 17-year-old girl to files a false molestation case against him, hoping that police would take some action.The man would allegedly beat his wife in a drunken state and police were not taking action against him despite their repeated complaints.

He was acquitted of the charges of molestation under the IPC and sexual harassment under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, but held guilty under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The father has been released on probation with a direction to maintain good conduct for one year on a bond of Rs 25,000 with a surety of the like amount.

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