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Deaf-mute rape accused moves HC for bail to marry survivor

14, Feb 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Feb 14 2016 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad)

The deaf and mute youth from Pachchham village near Dholera, Nagarbhai Anjara, who is accused of raping a similarly disabled girl, has moved Gujarat high court seeking bail on the ground so that he could marry the rape survivor and look after their child, who is kept at a shelter home at present.

The HC has admitted Anjara’s bail plea and sought the state government’s reply by February 25.

Anjara approached the HC after a trial court rejected his bail plea last month. He was granted interim bail so that he could marry the survivor after her sister gave a statement before the court that there was no pressure on the survivor to get into matrimonial relationship with the accused. However, the villagers, including the girl’s uncle, took exception to this wedding.


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