According to this recent news in TOI, earlier this month, accused Rekha Rajak, 33, lodged a complaint with Mahila police station that she was raped by Ram Nivas Sharma, 69, head of Brahma Kumaris’ ashram, resident of Thatipur area in Gwalior. It is said sometimes that love does not see any boundaries of age; we can’t say if that is true but it is quite clear that accusing 69 year old man of rape by 33 year old woman is perfectly legit because false rape accusation does not see boundaries of age!
Further excerpt from the news below:
She told police that she was exploited for long and then raped by the accused during her three-month stay at the ashram.
The extortion angle came up in the case when Sharma, who has been accused by the women of committing rape, lodged a counter complaint.
While police initiated investigations and booked Sharma, she offered a deal of Rs 7 lakh to Sharma to withdraw the complaint.
Sharma informed the matter to police and continued negotiations with the woman. Mayank recorded the telephonic conversation and handed it over to the police.
Unaware of the police complaint, the woman asked Sharma to deposit Rs 5 lakh in her bank account and hand over remaining amount to the lawyer.
Ain’t that a sweat deal. 5 lakh for the ‘rape victim’, 2 lakh for her lawyer! Who says India lacks talent? There is plenty of it, just in the wrong places But hats off to the accused man for fighting back instead of cowing down to the demands and settling by paying money. Further the news story says:
“We have arrested the woman and her accomplice for registering a false case of rape against Sharma and collecting Rs 7 lakh extortion money,” Gwalior SP Pramod Vermatold TOI.
Sum of Rs 5 lakh (with its series number given by Sharma) were recovered in the bank, Rs 2 lakh was seized from her accomplice, the SP added. Police claim she had made similar complaints against other people including her father-in-law.
“Police claim she had made similar complaints against other people including her father-in-law.“ So we have the case of a serial-false-rape-accuser. Yes, it is not a fictitious characterization, there are people like this woman who fit the term of serial (false) rape victims. They are cashing in on the rape hysteria being constantly portrayed by the media and making hay while the sun shines so to speak.
Senior police officials claim that there had been several instances, especially in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, where women have misused the law as a “weapon for vengeance and vendetta”.
These news are nothing new, but it is heartening that the accused man decided to fight back and put the accuser and accomplice lawyer in the right place. With the evidence at hand, hopefully a few years jail term should be in order at the end of trial.