Court acquits rape accused

The “contradictory versions” of the parents of a girl regarding her age has led to acquittal of a youth in a kidnapping-cum-rape case by a Delhi court which said her actual age was “deliberately withheld”.

The court noted the parents of the girl had not given satisfactory reply during the trial. The girl had mentioned her age as 17 year in her statement recorded in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

It also said the certificate, issued in the girl’s name by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi mentioning her date of birth as July 19, 1992, was also “disowned” by her parents.
The court acquitted Manoj, a resident of Nangloi, who was accused of kidnapping and raping the girl on September 8, 2007.

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