The Kerala High court was faced with an unusual conundrum on Friday. The case was to do with a woman had given a complaint in Ernakulam Central Police station seeking action against three men for allegedly refusing to pay her for voluntary sex in 2012.
However when the High Court took the case for proceedings, it said that the petitioner should have also been booked.
The Times of India reports that the curious case came up for consideration before Justice P Ubaid while considering a petition filed by three of the accused in the case registered by Ernakulam Central Police in 2012.
The report says that the charge sheet was filed under the provisions of IPC 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 343 (wrongful confinement), 120B (criminal conspiracy), and 506i (criminal intimidation) and police have also charged provisions of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act against them.
However the complainant who also appeared before the court reportedly told that she has no complaint now.
â€œI find that the very sustainability of the prosecution is really suspicious. It is not known how a woman who volunteered sexual intercourse could complain of cheating that payment was not made, and why she happened to be not arraigned as accused," court said as per TOI report.