New Delhi: The Supreme Court today acquitted three convicts who were awarded the death penalty by a Delhi court after being held guilty of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in Delhi’s Chhawala area in 2012. The victim’s mutilated body was found in a field, with multiple injuries due to assault with objects ranging from car tools to earthen pots.
A Delhi court in February 2014 convicted three men for raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in 2012 and awarded them the death penalty.
The capital punishment was confirmed by the Delhi High Court on August 26, 2014, saying they were “predators” moving on the streets and “were looking for prey”.
Three men, Ravi Kumar, Rahul, and Vinod were convicted under various charges dealing with kidnapping, rape, and murder.
The case dates back to February 2012, when a 19-year old girl’s body was found in Haryana. The girl was brutally killed after being raped. The victim was taken to a mustard field about 30 km away in the village of Rodhai village of Rewari district, Haryana, where the three took turns to brutally rape her. After raping the girl, the three, as per reports, poured acid in her eyes and pushed broken liquor bottles in her private parts. After that she was left there to die. A case was registered regarding this at outer Delhi’s Chhawala (Najafgarh) police station.
The incident had take place just a few months before the Nirbhaya rape case.
According to the prosecution, the offence was brutal in nature as they first kidnapped the woman, raped her, killed her and dumped her body in the field in Rodhai village in Haryana’s Rewari district.