Indian court on Friday ordered the eviction of an Indian man accused of raping a woman on the eve of his trial in the case, as the victim said he was denied medical care and his family could not afford to pay for his treatment.
Rajesh Agarwal, 32, was arrested on February 12, 2017, by police in the eastern state of Rajasthan after the alleged incident, which took place in a park.
The accused, who was charged with rape, was later charged with attempted rape and rape by strangulation, and the charges were eventually withdrawn in October.
In a statement, Agarwals mother said her son was “shocked, humiliated and devastated” by the verdict and his “desperate and futile attempt to defend himself has left him emotionally shattered.”
“He is now left with no other option than to vacate the premises where he has lived for the past 15 years,” she said.
Rakshasman Singh, who is one of Agarwalls lawyers, said that “due to the court’s verdict, he cannot even afford to send his family to the hospital where he is currently being treated, where he will be forced to take medical care as the hospital cannot afford to treat him.”
The victim said she has been left “frightened, humiliated, and devastated by the fact that the case against my son has been dismissed by the court, and that my family can no longer afford the medical care.”