Karnataka HC declines to Quash FIR against Man for writing Woman’s Mobile Number in toilet as ‘Call Girl’

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AllaBaksha Patil, a Chitradurga native, petitioned the high court to quash the complaint brought against him by the Upparapet police in Bengaluru and to request a probe into it. The bench, led by Justice M Nagaprasanna, refused to overturn the petitioner's charge sheet.
Karnataka HC declines to Quash FIR against Man for writing Woman’s Mobile Number in toilet as ‘Call Girl’

Karnataka High Court declined to dismiss the case against a man for writing a woman’s telephone number in a public bathroom as a “call girl,” ruling that it not only violated the woman’s dignity but also inflicted mental torment.

 

AllaBaksha Patil, a Chitradurga native, petitioned the high court to quash the complaint brought against him by the Upparapet police in Bengaluru and to request a probe into it. The bench, led by Justice M Nagaprasanna, refused to overturn the petitioner’s charge sheet.

 

“Exposing a woman’s privacy causes considerable psychological harm to her. It also damages a woman’s soul. It generates more agony than physical harm. Being part in such activities against a lady results in a painful experience,” the bench stated.

 

“The petitioner’s actions demean a woman’s dignity by writing disgusting things about her and encouraging the public to call and speak obscenely. Physical violence is unnecessary in today’s digital world. In today’s world, spreading insulting words, photographs, or videos on social media can jeopardize a woman’s dignity. Therefore, in such instances, if the accused comes before the court seeking quashing of the case, there is no need for the court to intervene,” the bench stated.

 

Sexual violence against women is the most inhumane act.” But in this situation, the woman’s right to privacy has been violated. This type of action is not justifiable. These cases should be handled sternly. The petitioner’s actions have resulted in degrading and humiliating the woman in public. “This type of accusation cannot be avoided,” the bench stated.

 

Furthermore, the bench stated that detectives might examine another woman who had given the accused the victim’s mobile number.

 

A married woman who works as a junior health assistant in a primary health clinic in Chitradurga district began receiving phone calls from unknown people at unexpected times. Her life was endangered. After investigating these calls, it was discovered that “call girl (Belevennu) can be contacted” and her phone number were scribbled on the walls of the men’s lavatory at the Majestic Bus Stand in Bengaluru.

 

In this context, the woman filed a complaint with the CEN station in Chitradurga, requesting that a female employee who worked with her at the health center be probed. Chitradurga police filed the complaint, which was then moved to Bengaluru’s Upparapet police station.

 

The police investigating the allegation questioned the complainant’s junior assistant at the primary health center where she worked. During questioning, she stated, “The complainant woman was harassing me.” So I provided my friend (petitioner) her mobile number in order to teach her a lesson. I instructed him to issue a warning to her through high officials. However, he scrawled her mobile number on the wall of the toilet.

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