The Haridwar Police in North India turned the tables on a woman who filed a case for her daughter’s rape. The authorities booked the woman for allegedly producing false evidence before the court to implicate a man in the rape case of her daughter who also happened to be a minor.
The authorities reported that the woman produced false documents in the complaint she filed before the court to lodge a FIR ( First Information Report) against the man.
According to the police, the district Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) court has issued an order already to file an FIR against the woman.
The woman was identified as Mithlesh, a resident of Ahbab Nagar Colony in Jwalapur. She had earlier complained before the court that her minor daughter was raped by Nagendra Kumar, a resident of district Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.
The mother produced education certificates of the girl to prove that her daughter was a minor. The documents, however, were later declared forged as the girl’s name was not registered in the school’s documents. After such “discovery”, the court ordered that an FIR be filed against the mother.
A case has been filed and an investigation is ongoing.
It is not clear, however, if the case filed against the mother will nullify the bigger crime of rape against a minor-girl. It is also not clear if the case could have been an incident of honest mistake, or of mere technicality in case the school records are also not updated. It was not established if the mother has malicious intent when she submitted the documents.
The legal processes and system is different in India, a country infamously known for the propensity of rape and sexual cases against women, but it leaves a doubt if in this case, the mother and daughter as victims are not being victimized the second time around with the turning of tables against them.