Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Woman in West Bengal Sentenced to 2 Months in Jail for False Sexual Assault Charge

The woman had lodged a complaint at the Phoolbagan police station in June, that the barber had sexually assaulted her eight-year-old daughter while giving her a haircut.

PTI

Updated:August 19, 2018, 8:52 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Woman in West Bengal Sentenced to 2 Months in Jail for False Sexual Assault Charge
Representative Image/ Illustration by Mir Suhail.
Loading...

Kolkata: A city court has sentenced a woman to two months' imprisonment for falsely accusing a barber of sexually assaulting her minor daughter.

During examination of witnesses in the case earlier this week, the woman admitted in the court that she had levelled false allegations against the man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The woman had lodged a complaint at the Phoolbagan police station here in June, that the barber had sexually assaulted her eight-year-old daughter while giving her a haircut.

The man, who is in his 40s, was arrested following the complaint and was in custody since then.

During trial before the Special judge (P) Jimut Bahan Biswas at Sealdah Court, when the mother of the child was being questioned as a witness, the woman said she had made false allegations against the man, public prosecutor Vivek Sharma said.

She admitted before the court that she had also made the allegations in a confidential statement made before a magistrate.

She, however, did not tell the court the reason for levelling the false charges, Sharma said.

The judge acquitted the man of all charges and ordered his release.

The Judge then initiated proceedings against the woman and sentenced her to two months in jail for bringing the false charges against the man, who had also been behind bars for over two months.

Sharma said that under the POSCO Act, there is provision of sentencing a person up to six months in jail for bringing false charges.

The woman was taken in custody and sent to a correctional home here.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Zoya Mateen
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results