Bengaluru: The High Court said that it is not cheating to say that one cannot get married after falling in love. The Karnataka High Court said that IPC 420 is not applicable in such cases. The High Court made such a remark after canceling the case filed by a woman from Ramamurthy against a local youth by saying that he had cheated her in love. The verdict was announced by a single bench headed by Justice K Natarajan.
The High Court then quashed the FIR registered against the youth and his family members. The court also observed that the young man had not broken his promise to marry with fraudulent intent.
On May 5, 2020, the young woman lodged a complaint with the Ramamurthy Nagar police against the young man and his family, alleging that the boyfriend and his family had cheated her. Based on this, the police registered an FIR against the young man for cheating. They were in love for eight years. However, the family arranged the man’s marriage with another girl. With this, he informed the complainant that he would not be able to marry her. Then the woman filed a complaint. Later, the family approached the High Court against the action of the police.