An alleged rape victim and the accused have married and decided to put an end to the criminal case on the latter. The High Court has agreed to their ‘compromise’ proposal and quashed the case of rape and cheating against the 25-year-old man. The accused approached the High Court with a petition seeking the quashing of the case pending against him before the Principal Additional Sessions Judge in Bengaluru. The victim is a 20-year-old and was a neighbour of the accused who worked in the city for the last few years. In the High Court, a joint statement was submitted by the advocates representing the victim and the accused. It was submitted “that the dispute between the parties have amicably been resolved a s they have married subsequently and the respondent (victim) is on the family way and the proceedings initiated against the petitioner (accused) be quashed. It is further submitted that the parties after the marriage are residing together as husband and wife.” Accepting the compromise the High Court in its judgement said, “I have heard the learned counself for the parties and have perused the record. Admittedly, the complaint and the accused have entered into a compromise and have settled the dispute amicably between themselves. There is no chance of conviction against the accused and the entire exercise of trial would be an exercise in futility. It is well settled in law that this Court in exercise of powers under Section 482 of the Code can quash the proceedings in respect of even a non-compoundable offence in the light of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court.”