//Woman files false rape case to pay off debts

Woman files false rape case to pay off debts

New Delhi | February 15, 2006 1:15:14 AM IST
 Lured by the promise of Rs.5,000, a 27-year-old woman in the national capital Tuesday falsely accused two men of raping her.

Police said the woman agreed to lodge a false complaint in return for the money that she wanted to use to repay her lover’s debts. The woman accused Ramesh and Vijay, both auto-rickshaw drivers, of kidnapping and raping her.

Police said they received a call Tuesday morning that a woman had been drugged and raped at a secluded spot at Timarpur area in north Delhi. Police took the woman to hospital where a medical examination was conducted.

During investigations, police learnt Ramesh was the husband of the alleged victim’s friend, Poonam.

Poonam wanted to divorce Ramesh and asked her friend to lodge the false rape accusation, which would make it easier for her to get a divorce. "On questioning Poonam, we found she had paid Rs.5,000 to her friend for registering a false case of rape against Ramesh," said Sunil Garg, deputy commissioner of police