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Woman willingly sent photos, rape-accused gets HC bail

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court has granted conditional bail to a rape accused after finding that the victim, a married woman, herself willingly posed nude over the phone and had consensual sex with the accused person.

The bench headed by Justice Shivashankar Amarannanavar accepted the petition and granted the bail to the rape accused Basanagouda, a resident of Koppal on Thursday November 25.

There are no charges against the accused which can attract life imprisonment and he doesn’t have a criminal background. A case has been registered against him under Section 67 of IT Act for sending obscene pictures in electronic form.

In this case, he could be jailed for three years and a fine of Rs. 5 lakh could be imposed, the bench added.

The rape accused and victim are relatives and hail from the same village. After promising marriage, the accused developed a physical relationship with her. However, she got married to another person.

When the accused didn’t receive calls for 15 days from the victim, he had sent her nude pictures to the cellphone of her husband on April 5, 2021. Following which her husband quarrelled with her and sent her back to her parents’ home.

The married woman had lodged a police complaint against the accused alleging rape, threat to life and other charges the very next day and he was arrested.

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