Delhi Court acquits man alleged of Sexual assaulting 4 minor girls

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Published on: August 12, 2021, at 17:20 IST

A Delhi Court has acquitted a man accused of sexual assaulting four minors, after the fact came before the Court that he was falsely framed due to prejudicial disposition of the parents towards the accused, who belongs to the Dalit community.

The accused was framed with charges under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The Principal District and Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma exculpated the accused and granted a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to be paid by the State to the accused within two months. The Court stated that, “This compensation is a symbolic amount and without prejudice to his legal rights and contentions.”

Prosecution submitted that the accused is a serial offender for allegedly committing repeated acts of aggravated penetrative assault on four minor girls. He has been in jail since May 18, 2015, when the incident allegedly took place.

Judge Sharma said that, “Testimony of the victim girls examined vis-a-vis their parents make the case of prosecution highly improbable and there is ample evidence to suggest that the accused has been falsely framed by sexual charges. Unable to persuade itself to believe the version of the incident as testified by the child victims examined in the instant case that clearly appears to be a result of heavy tutoring to implicate the accused with repeated acts of sexual assaults.”

With astound the Court said, “Parents of the victim girls indulged in sinister act of tutoring their daughters in a most brazen and shameless manner and merely because accusations or charges against the accused due to prejudicial disposition. It is shameful.”

The Court also expressed its disapproval over Delhi Police’s negligent investigation, and said that they have completely failed in the discharge of his duties to show fairness in his investigation against the accused.

“In our society there is constant fight between the good and the evil and we are living in an age where the moral values in the society are degenerating…everything is possible,” the Court observed.

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