Injustice cannot be compensated by anyone else… Supreme Court acquits the death row inmate of rape and murder
The highest court said we cannot deny that a six-year-old girl was raped and murdered. But the investigation was not done properly and the prosecution has wronged the victim’s family. At the same time, the Supreme Court said the accused petitioner had been charged by the prosecution, even though there was no mere evidence against him. In this way, the Public Prosecution Service also wronged the suspect. The court said that no one else can be wronged to make up for the wrong done to the victim.
According to the case before the Supreme Court, the prosecution alleges that the accused took his six-year-old niece on the pretext of showing a dance. Under the pretense of showing dancing and singing on the occasion of Holi, the suspect took the girl and raped and murdered her. The trial judge had convicted the accused of rape and murder and sentenced them to death. The Allahabad Supreme Court upheld the death sentence and then the case went to the Supreme Court.
In the appeal lodged by the accused it was stated that there is a contradiction in the statements of the witnesses. The police had delayed the investigation and the prosecution did not provide forensic and medical reports. The suspect said he was involved in this case. The Supreme Court said that the suspect has followed the defense that he is involved in this case from the start. The court also ruled that the statements of the witnesses are contradictory and not credible. There has been a delay in the transfer of the FIR to the relevant court. The highest court said that when the crime is heinous and serious, the evidence produced must be thoroughly examined. National Law University Project 39A presented the case to the Supreme Court on behalf of the accused. The Supreme Court acquitted the accused.