Prayagraj. After two days of meeting on the dating site, the young man and the girl had a physical relationship. After this incident, the girl accused the young man of raping her by cheating. On this, the young man raised questions on the character of the girl. The matter reached the High Court where, while hearing the matter, the Allahabad High Court has said that morality cannot be judged on the basis of being active on a dating website. The High Court made this remark on the argument of the defense counsel during the hearing on anticipatory bail of the rape accused. In which it was said that the victim met the accused on the dating site and reached to meet him on the third day itself. In such a situation, the morality of the victim is questionable. The court did not accept this and rejected the anticipatory bail application. The victim has lodged an FIR accusing the Noida resident of having a physical relationship with the promise of marriage.
According to the case, both the accused and the victim came in contact through a dating site. It is alleged that the two met face-to-face on the fourth day of meeting on the dating site and then the accused made physical relations with the victim saying that he would marry her, but later retracted. It was said on behalf of the accused that the two met on a dating site. Within 4 days of this, there was a physical relationship between the two. This proves that it is a matter of mutual consent.
It was also stated that the accused had not made any promise of marriage to the victim, so the allegation that she had physical relations with him on the pretext of marriage is false. Rejecting the argument of consensual physical relationship, the court of Justice Vivek Agarwal dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Noida resident Abhay Chopra and said that he is free to cooperate in the court proceedings by surrendering to the court.
The court also said that the accused can file an application for bail in the court concerned and the court will pass its judgment on merit without being affected by the observations made in this order.
Giving a verdict on this matter, the court said that dating sites cannot be the basis for deciding on one’s morals. If two adults meet on a dating site. They express trust on the third day during a face-to-face meeting, on the basis of which physical relations are formed, on the basis of which one’s character or morality cannot be judged.