A prostitute accused four men of gang-rape under section 376 D of the Indian Penal Code after they failed to pay her for her services.
Section 376 D of the IPC states in relevant part:
Where a woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years, but which may extend to life which shall mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine;Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim;Provided further that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim.
In the complaint, the whore alleged that on November 9, 2014, she met a John at a hotel in Dwarka and was raped by the four men. However, in subsequent depositions and before the court, she admitted to being a whore and that she filed the complaint because the men didn’t pay her for services rendered.