New Delhi: Three of the four accused in the Hathras gangrape case have been acquitted by a court in Uttar Pradesh. The main accused Sandeep Singh has been convicted under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and the SC/ST Act.
The other three accused Lavkush, Ravi and Ram Kumar have been acquitted. However, the court sentenced Sandeep to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000. On September 14, 2020, the girl was gang-raped in Bulandshahr’ Boolgarhi.
On September 29, 2020, the woman died in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. Late on The night of 29 September, the UP administration had cremated the young woman against the wishes of the family, after which there was a lot of ruckus.
There was fierce politics over the Hathras gang-rape massacre. For several days, the UP Police did not allow the family to meet the media or other opposition leaders. Sandeep Thakur, Luv Kush, Ramu, Ravi were sent to jail under sections of murder, rape and SC ACT Act. The entire case was investigated by the CBI.
The CBI had filed a 2,000-page charge sheet in the case on December 29, 2020. The CBI filed a charge sheet against the four accused under sections of murder, gangrape, SC-ST Act.
There was already a lot of politics on this matter. Due to this high-profile decision, security arrangements have been strengthened in the entire area.