Abetment to Suicide Charge Against Rakhi Dropped

Abetment to Suicide Charge Against Rakhi Dropped
Rakhi Sawant has been absolved of abetment of suicide charge by the police in a case where a youth died after participating in the controversial reality show Rakhi ka Insaf hosted by her.

Sawant has not been charged under 306 (abetment of suicide) and 120 (cheating) of IPC in a charge sheet prepared by the police though she was booked for the offences in the case lodged against her and others on November 12 last year after the mother of the youth, Laxman, claimed that he was humiliated on the show and died due to depression.

Police officer K L Sagar said today that the youth died of natural causes. Sawant has now been charged with sections 294 (obscene act in any public place), 500 and 501 (defamation) and 504 (insult intended to promote breach of peace) of IPC.

Along with Sawant, others who have been charged with are director Kuldeep Singh and producer Indrajeet Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police Jagdish Singh said.

Sagar said that the charge sheet will be filed soon.

A police team had gone to Mumbai to investigate charges against Sawant and others.

As per the complaint by the mother, Savitri Devi, a local scribe Raunak Ali and two others (Satish Misra and Anju Sandhya) contacted Laxman to participate in the show for resolving his marital dispute with Anita whom he had married in February last year.

"We reached the Goregaon studio in Mumbai on October 13 where Anita, her parents and another person were already present and during the programme Rakhi publicly humiliated Laxman, shouted at him and termed him as impotent," the mother said in the complaint.
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