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Chhawla Rape-Murder Case: SC Acquits 3 Convicts on Death Row in Rape, Murder of Teen in 2012

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Tanisha Rana

Published on: November 7, 2022 at 21:21 IST

Today, the Supreme Court acquitted three convicts who had been given the death penalty by a Delhi court for the 2012 rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in the Chhawala neighbourhood of Delhi.

The victim’s mutilated body was discovered in a field with many wounds caused by assault with tools for cars and earthen pots, among other objects.

In February 2014, a Delhi court sentenced three men to death after finding them guilty of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in 2012.

On August 26, 2014, the Delhi High Court confirmed the death penalty, stating that the convicts were “predators” roaming the streets and “were looking for prey.”

In relation to several allegations involving kidnapping, rape, and murder, three men named Ravi Kumar, Rahul, and Vinod were found guilty.

The investigation began in February 2012, when the body of a 19-year-old woman was discovered in Haryana. After being raped, the girl was brutally murdered.

At the Chhawala (Najafgarh) police station in outside Delhi, a case was registered in relation to this.

The prosecution claims that the crime was brutal in nature because the victim was first kidnapped, then she was sexually assaulted, killed, and her body was thrown in a field in Rodhai village in Haryana’s Rewari district.

Case Title: Rahul Versus The State of Delhi Ministry of Home Affairs and Anr. – Crl A No. 611/2022