Inder Kumar with his wife Pallavi in happier times. Photograph: (Twitter)
His wife Pallavi believes the judgement will come in their favour
Deceased Indian actor Inder Kumar's wife, Pallavi, is now pleading before the court to keep open a rape case that was filed against him in 2014. A lesser known model at that time had accused Inder of raping her.
In an interview with Spotboye, she said, "We were about to get the verdict in a few months and unfortunately Inder passed away before that. I am really upset that Inder will not be able to see it happen. So, we have put in an application in the court that as Inder's wife, I will take the proceedings ahead and be present in the court on his behalf and get the verdict (justice for him)."
She further added, "Once the judgement is out, which I am 110% sure will be in our favour, we will file a case against the girl and make sure that she is punished."
Normally, in case of harassment and rape, a case is closed if the accused passes away before a verdict is passed. However, Pallavi has pleaded to keep the case open.
In the interview, she said that she was certain of Inder's innocence. She believes that "Inder had slipped and slept with the model but it was all consensual".
She further adds, "Whatever suffering Inder was going through and the only reason for him being disturbed was this case. Obviously, if someone will accuse you of such a horrible crime and you are sent behind bars because of it, anyone will get disturbed and stressed, especially when you are a celebrity, the whole world comes to know about it. So, every time he went for a hearing, he felt extremely humiliated. There was always this thought inside him that he hasn't done anything wrong and still is suffering so much."