AHC: Recover Compensation from Rape Victims if they become Hostile during the Trial

While deciding a bail application, of a accused of rape and sexual offence against a minor, the Allahabad High Court (AHC) observed that if the prosecutrix in the matter completely denies the version of the allegation of rape in the FIR and becomes hostile during the trial, she cannot remain entitled to the compensation provided by the State for victims of rape. The AHC held that “In my opinion, if the victim has become hostile and does not support the prosecution case at all, it is appropriate to recover the amount if paid to the victim.”