“They Have Married And Are Living Happily”: Allahabad HC Quashes A Rape Case From Hathras Recording Settlement
The Allahabad High Court recently quashed a rape case recording ‘settlement’ between the rape accused and the victim. Before the High Court, the ‘victim’ submitted that they have married and are living happily as husband and wife. It was also submitted that first information report was lodged by father of the girl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hathras had rejected their plea to close the case on the ground that he does not have jurisdiction to pass order in such compromise in non-compoundable offences.