Women & Children centric laws were made to protect them, however, rampant misuse of the same is only going to create doubt for genuine victims too. Yet again, a false case of POCSO has been reported from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where a woman has been arrested for lodging a false sexual abuse complaint against her boyfriend.
36-year-old woman has been arrested under POCSO for lodging a false complaint alleging her boyfriend sexually abused her minor daughter, reported News18.
The accused woman has been identified as one Abirami, hailing from TP Chatram of Chennai who has been separated from her husband since 2017 due to dispute. The woman then developed a relationship with 39-year-old George Fernandes, who hails from the same area, and the two started living together, along with her school-going daughter and son.
Abirami had frequent altercations in this relationship as well, and after one such fight, she filed a false complaint against Fernandes in 2018 at the Kilpauk Police Station, alleging her minor daughter was sexually abused. Seeking immediate action against the man under POCSO, the woman had attempted self-immolation by pouring kerosene on herself outside the Police Station.
Subsequently, Fernandes was booked under three sections, including the POCSO act, and was arrested and imprisoned by All Women Police.
Bail Granted, Woman Filed False POCSO Case
In 2019, George Fernandes was released on conditional bail, after which Abirami and George Fernandes again got on good terms and began living together again. After the sexual abuse case came up for hearing in the Magistrate Court on March 7, Abirami, to save her boyfriend, appeared before the court and confessed that she made a false complaint. The court ordered her arrest under POCSO for giving a false sexual abuse complaint and making the minor as the victim.
Is it time, any woman who dares to file false complaints against Men, are made to serve same punishment that has been fixed for the alleged crime? Leave your thoughts below:
#TamilNadu | Married Woman Arrested For Filing False POCSO Case Against Boyfriend in Chennai— Men’s Day Out (@MensDayOutIndia) May 9, 2022
▪️Woman had attempted self-immolation by pouring kerosene on herself outside Police Station, after which boyfriend was arrested#GenderBiasedLaws #SpeakUpMenhttps://t.co/uBruhrT0pW
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