2020 Hathras gang rape & murder case: UP court acquits 3, convicts 1 | Meerut News


LUCKNOW: An SC/ST court in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday acquitted three accused in the 2020 Hathras gang rape and murder case and held one person guilty.
Of the four accused, Sandeep, Ravi, Luv Kush, and Ramu, only Sandeep has been convicted of the crime.
Sandeep’s conviction was made under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Act.
On September 14, 2020, four men belonging to upper caste allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman from the Dalit community in Hathras. The victim succumbed to her injuries on September 29 while undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
The victim was cremated in the dead of the night near her home. The victim’s family had claimed that the local police compelled them to hastily perform her final ceremonies.
However, the local police officers said that the cremation was performed “as per the wishes of the family”.
The family of the victim expressed their dissatisfaction with the verdict of acquittal and announced their intention to challenge the decision of the lower court by filing an appeal in the higher court.
(With inputs from agencies)


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