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"Heinous": Andhra Pradesh High Court Denies Bail To Warden Of Blind School Accused Of Raping Visually Challenged Girl

Zeb Hasan
20 April 2022 10:30 AM GMT
Heinous: Andhra Pradesh High Court Denies Bail To Warden Of Blind School Accused Of Raping Visually Challenged Girl
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Andhra Pradesh High Court has denied bail to a warden of blind school, accused of raping a visually challenged girl. Justice Cheekati Manavendranath Roy observed that the offense is of serious nature. Therefore, petitioner is not entitled to grant of bail. "….Therefore, having regard to the heinous nature of the offence and the grave nature of the offence in which the petitioner...

Andhra Pradesh High Court has denied bail to a warden of blind school, accused of raping a visually challenged girl.

Justice Cheekati Manavendranath Roy observed that the offense is of serious nature. Therefore, petitioner is not entitled to grant of bail.

"….Therefore, having regard to the heinous nature of the offence and the grave nature of the offence in which the petitioner is involved, this Court is of the considered view that the petitioner is not entitled to bail at this stage in the facts and circumstances of the case."

In the present matter, the complainant was a blind girl and the petitioner was the warden of the blind school. It was alleged that he promised to marry the de facto complainant and thereby induced her to have sexual intercourse with her. Accordingly, he had sexual intercourse with her and thereafter he resiled from his promise and refused to marry the victim girl and thereby cheated her.

Based on the above allegations he was booked under section 417 (Punishment for cheating), 376 (Punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

The Court noted that it is a case where the petitioner was the warden of the blind school and took complete advantage of the blindness of the victim girl and her helplessness and made a false promise to marry her and thereby induced her to have sexual intercourse with him and thereafter he resiled from his promise and refused to marry her and thereby cheated her.

In view of the heinous nature of the offense, the Court dismissed his bail application.

Case Title: Sunkara Ramu v. The State of Andhra Pradesh

Citation: 2022 LiveLaw (AP) 63



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