Telangana HC denies bail to woman accused of allowing her live-in partner to sexually assault minor daughter

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The Telangana High Court has denied bail to a woman, who has been accused of allowing her live-in partner to commit sexual assault on her own minor daughter.

“Looking into the nature of allegations leveled against the petitioner, which are grave and heinous in nature, I am not inclined to release the Petitioner on bail and the prayer for bail is rejected, the SingleJudge Bench of Justice G. Sri Devi observed on August 3.

The Criminal Petition, filed under Sections 437 and 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC), urged for release of the petitioner on bail in the case registered against her at the P.S. Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, for offences punishable under Sections 376(2)(f)(n), 376(3), 342 and 50 of the Indian Penal Code.

The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that she is innocent and that the police have foisted a false case against her.

It was further submitted that the petitioner was in custody since March 12, 2021. She was willing to abide by any terms and conditions imposed by the Court in the event of granting her bail.

The Assistant Public Prosecutor, appearing for the State, vehemently opposed bail to the Petitioner/A-2.

The Court noted, “On a perusal of the case record and other material papers, it is seen that grave allegations are levelled against the Petitioner/A-2 (women) that after the death of her husband, she has developed illegal intimacy with A-1(man) and both the petitioner and A-1 are staying together by maintaining a live-in relationship. The petitioner did not stop there.

She also allowed A-1 to commit sexual assault on her own minor daughter, as a result of which her minor daughter, due to a continuous assault upon her by A-1, became pregnant and also gave birth to a male child. After giving birth also, the victim became pregnant twice and A-1 gave pills to her for abortion. The DNA test also revealed that A-1 is the biological father of the male child born to the victim girl. Moreover, a charge sheet has also been filed in the case.

“The trial court is directed to commence and conclude the trial, as expeditiously as possible, preferably within a period of six months from today without giving any unnecessary adjournments to either of the parties. Miscellaneous applications, if any, pending shall stand dismissed”, the order read.

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