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Delhi High Court passed an unusual order granting bail to a rape accused citing that the victim has his name tattooed on her arm. 

The Rape victim claimed that the accused forcibly tattooed his name on her arm. However, the court denied the claims saying that it is not an “easy job to make a tattoo”.

In the judgment of the case, Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar said, “In my opinion, making tattoos is an art and a special machine is required for the same. Moreover, it is also not easy to make such a tattoo which is on the forearm of the complainant if there is some resistance from the other side”.

“It is not everybody’s job, and it is also not the case of the prosecutrix that the petitioner had anything to do with the tattoo business,” the court said in its judgment.

The woman who was already married to someone else alleged that the man forced her into a physical relationship from 2016 till 2019 by threatening and blackmailing her. 

The man defending himself said that the relationship with the woman was consensual.

The man further said that the woman has his name tattoo on her arm and also used to attend functions and festivals with him. They were in a consensual relationship and used to take selfies and were Facebook friends, but the woman filed a fake rape complaint against him when he refused to maintain the relationship.


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