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S1E42: Raima Battles Joothmalani
After breaking down in court, Raima resumes her testimony. She handles Joothmalani’s questions with great confidence, despite the defence lawyer’s repeated charge of her statement being nothing more than a conveniently made-up story. He further accuses her of blackmail after having seduced her uncle and slept with him. Rejecting the seduction charge, Raima admits to having blackmailed her uncle, but with a purpose; this being to get him to mend his ways and stop squandering her father’s money. The case is in the balance until Raima’s grandfather realises his folly of having distanced himself from his granddaughter since his son died in an accident. All past misunderstandings are cleared and the family reconciles. Raima’s aunt’s testimony seals the case in Raima’s favour. Her uncle is given a life sentence. Raima stands vindicated. The media and the public go wild with joy. It’s a boost for the MeToo movement too. | Writer. Thinker. Film-maker