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Ok just want to make sure I understand legal claims she could make.
As I stated the incident occurred in India, but presently it appears she thinks it occurred in the US. I understand she would be able to file a report, it would be investigated, and since it didn't happen in America there would be no record of the incident. Following all this my husband could then sue in civil court.
I am more interested in knowing if it becomes clear to her that it happened in India if she would still be able to file a report? Can she report to US officials about an incident that occurred in a foreign country? Could that lead to an investigation? Or would she have to file a report to officials from India? As I stated his father was unable to find any reports from India. So even if she is able to report this to US or Indian officials there is no evidence. I just want to be aware of what type of actions she could take and actions he could take if it unfortunately leads that way. Would a case for civil suit be applicable in these scenarios as well?
Yes and no still want to make sure I understand it all.
Can she report to US officials about an incident that occurred in a foreign country?
Would she be able to file a report to officials from India?
Thank you very much for your assistance!
When you say "the crime would have to be reported in India" does that mean my mother would not be able to report it unless she went to India?
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