NEW DELHI: At a time when the Hathras incident is inflicting turmoil in Uttar Pradesh, the incident of a Dalit boy within the state committing suicide after a lady from the OBC neighborhood accused him, his brother and brother-in-law of rape only a month after they allegedly eloped and bought married, has reached the Supreme Courtroom.
The boy and woman from Orai in Jalaun district allegedly eloped and bought married at an Arya Samaj temple on August 23 final 12 months and registered their marriage the following day at Lucknow. When the woman’s uncle filed an FIR of kidnapping, the couple together with the boy’s relations filed a petition within the Allahabad excessive courtroom searching for safety from arrest.
On the path of the HC, the woman was produced earlier than it and he or she expressed her willingness to return to her dad and mom. A couple of fortnight after going again to her dad and mom, she recorded an announcement below Part 164 CrPC earlier than a Justice of the Peace on October 9 final 12 months alleging that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by the boy, his brother and brother-in-law aided by the feminine family members.
An FIR was registered as per her allegations. The HC on September 25 final 12 months dismissed the petition by the boy’s relations searching for safety from arrest. The subsequent day the boy dedicated suicide.
The brother and brother-in-law of the boy moved the SC by means of advocate Bhuwan Raj claiming that the woman was tutored to make the assertion accusing the deceased, as she had married the boy on her personal volition and had travelled 350km to Lucknow to get her marriage registered. The SC on July 17 had granted interim keep on the arrest of the boy’s brother and brother-in-law taking notice that the feminine family members have already been protected by the HC from arrest.
Showing for the state, advocate Krishnanand Pandey on Wednesday informed a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee that as per the woman’s 164 CrPC assertion, she was pressured into the wedding. However Raj countered by arguing that the woman had on her personal registered her marriage to the deceased boy and, later, falsely implicated the boy’s relations on the occasion of her relations.
The bench termed the incident unlucky and located benefit within the arguments of Raj whereas granting anticipatory bail to the boy’s brother and brother-in-law. “For the reason that proceedings within the felony case emanating from the FIR are nonetheless pending, we aren’t expressing any view on the deserves of the rival submissions. Nevertheless, having regard to all of the information and circumstances, and having seen the submissions, we’re of the view that the (July 17) interim order of this courtroom ought to be confirmed and the appellants ought to be granted the good thing about anticipatory bail,” the bench stated.
“We accordingly direct that within the occasion of the arrest of the appellants, they shall be launched forthwith on bail on such phrases and circumstances as could also be imposed by the trial courtroom in reference to the case registered at Police Station Orai, District Jalaun, UP,” it ordered.

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