Victim criticizes Darshan Jariwala's statement on paternity: “Just because a person is not medically fit to be a father does not mean that a person is incapable of raping” |


In December 2023, a Kolkata-based journalist accused Jariwala of rape and get her pregnant under the false promise of marriage. An FIR has been lodged against the actor in a Kolkata Police Stationcharging him under Sections 376 (rape), 377 (carnal intercourse) and 417 (unfaithful) of the Indian Penal Code.
After resigning in TAPE, Jariwala has vehemently denied all allegations and has even threatened to file a defamation suit against the Kolkata-based media professional. Jariwala's lawyer, Saveena Bedi Sachardismissed the pregnancy allegation and stated that his client is not medically fit to be a father.

Sachar told Times Now Digital/Telly Talk that Darshan has a medical condition that prevents her from having children. He mentioned that her partner is also struggling to conceive, despite his efforts, due to the same medical problem.

In an interview with Beyond Bollywood, the victim rejected it as a weak justification. “Being medically incapable of parenting does not exempt someone from the ability to commit rape or have sexual relations,” the journalist stated.

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He further claimed that Jariwala's claims were false and maintained that he had evidence to support his claim. According to her, she possessed Jariwala's pelvic USG report from February 2023, along with her complete medical record. She alleged that Jariwala used to seek advice from her regarding medical conditions and homeopathic remedies from him.
Jariwala's lawyer has questioned the credibility of the report. However, the journalist responded by questioning how Jariwala's current partner could conceive if he is actually medically unfit.

The victim claimed that she was aware that Darshan and his current partner, Anahita Jahanbaksh Italia, were trying to conceive. According to her, Darshan had mentioned that Anahita insisted on having her child as part of her separation agreement. He claimed that Anahita underwent IVF treatment around June 2022, which resulted in a pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. Additionally, she mentioned previous attempts and noted that Anahita had to terminate pregnancies twice due to her own medical condition.
He further mentioned that Darshan has a biological daughter named Khushali Jariwala with his now estranged wife. Apara Mehta. Interestingly, Khushali is three months older than the victim.
The aggrieved woman also informed that she has not received any defamation notice from Jariwala so far.