Press Esc to close

Four acquitted of rape as 'victim' turns hostile

New Delhi, Nov 19, 2012, PTI: 1:10 IST

Four youths, facing trial for allegedly gang raping a minor after forcibly making her drink liquor, were acquitted by a court here as the victim turned hostile.

Additional sessions judge Rajneesh Kumar Gupta let off Delhi residents Arjun, Ravi, Sunil and Naveen relying on the victim’s statement and medical report which did not link the four with the alleged rape.

“The prosecution witness, the girl, has turned hostile. She has not supported the case of the prosecution. There is also nothing in the forensic reports to link the accused persons with the alleged offence of rape,” the court said. “The prosecution has failed to prove its case against all four.”

The prosecution case dates back to November 2011, when the four were arrested on a complaint by the 17-year-old girl. She alleged that they had raped her at a secluded place of a parking lot at Udyog Nagar Metro station. She told police that on the fateful night, she had gone to Nangloi Market in west Delhi to buy food when one of the accused, known to her, met her and asked her to join him at his birthday. And took her to the parking lot. “They both sat at the Metro station parking area, where the other accused persons arrived and had beer together. She lost her consciousness,” said the prosecution. On waking up she found she had been gang raped, it added.

‘Reconsider order’

A trial court has been asked by the sessions court to reconsider its order for five days’ jail term to a man for drunken driving on his plea that he had pleaded guilty to the offence without consulting his advocate, PTI reports from New Delhi. In his appeal, North West Delhi resident Umeet Kumar, who had been sentenced to a fine of Rs 3,400 too, had contended that his guilt plea too was not recorded separately by the trial court.
Additional sessions judge Virender Kumar Goyal ordered reconsideration of the case after examining the summary trial register which did not specifically say that convict had pleaded guilty.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
An employee walks past a poster of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' outside a theatre...

An employee walks past a poster of the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' outside a theatre...

Smoke billowing from a building after a leather goods manufacturing unit caught fire in Kolkata...

Smoke billowing from a building after a leather goods manufacturing unit caught fire in Kolkata...

India's Shashi Chopra (Blue) is declared winner against Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia...

India's Shashi Chopra (Blue) is declared winner against Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia...

Members of the NDRF and officials conducting a tsunami mock drill in Puducherry on Friday...

Members of the NDRF and officials conducting a tsunami mock drill in Puducherry on Friday...

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Porbanbar, Gujarat...

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Porbanbar, Gujarat...

A view of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel which was a target during the 26/11 terror attack...

A view of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel which was a target during the 26/11 terror attack...

Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express train near Manikpur railway station in Manikpur...

Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express train near Manikpur railway station in Manikpur...

Vendors sell fish at a fish market in Kolkata, India...

Vendors sell fish at a fish market in Kolkata, India...

A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.