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Rape accused kills self after ‘victim’ admits false charges

Rape accused kills self after ‘victim’ admits false charges

Milind Ghatwai : Bhopal, Tue Mar 19 2013, 03:34 hrs

A man facing a rape trial committed suicide in Indore days after the complainant reportedly admitted that he had only tried to hold her hand after a fight over money.

Roopkishore, 53, was found dead in his home in Palasia locality on Sunday, four days after the woman, 33, admitted during trial that she had falsely charged him with rape to avoid repaying the money her husband owed him.

The woman, who is Roopkishore's tenant, had accused him of raping her on December 26. The police booked him under Section 376 of the IPC and arrested him.

In his defence, Roopkishore, a moneylender, said he had lent some money to the woman's husband for buying a vehicle, and she had framed him to avoid repaying it.

After spending over two months in jail, Roopkishore was released on bail on March 8. During the next hearing on March 13, the woman admitted that the rape charge was false.

On Sunday, Roopkishore left his home in Shubhlabh Residency, where he lived with his wife and daughter. He was found hanging in his other house in Ganeshdham Colony.

Roopkishore reportedly left a suicide note blaming his tenant and her husband.

ACP Ramji Shrivastava said the police were yet to verify the suicide note. He said the suicide note was not found on his body, it was handed over by Roopkishore's family members. He said the police would submit the note to the court.

The police have not registered any case so far against the woman or her husband.

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