Chhawala rape victim’s parents move review petition in SC

5 December, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

mumbai National

According to a lawyer, the parents of the Chhawala rape victim filed a review plea in the Supreme Court against its ruling acquitting the three men, who were sentenced to death by a Delhi Court in ...

According to a lawyer, the parents of the Chhawala rape victim filed a review plea in the Supreme Court against its ruling acquitting the three men, who were sentenced to death by a Delhi Court in connection with allegedly raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman in Delhi’s Chhawala district in 2012.

According to Advocate Sandeep Sharma, the parents of the deceased in Chhawala have petitioned the Supreme Court for a review of its previous ruling.

Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi, in an interaction with ANI, said that she has come to the Supreme Court after three years with the parents of the Chhawala rape victim. Asha Devi said that now she is fighting a legal battle for seeking justice for the Chhawala victims and expressed hope that the Supreme Court may recall its earlier order.

The Supreme Court on November 7 set aside the Delhi High Court order and acquitted three men 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 top court set aside the judgments and orders of conviction and sentence passed by the trial court and the High Court in the case and gave the accused a benefit of the doubt and directed to set free the accused forthwith if not required in any other case.

The three men have challenged the Delhi High Court order in the Supreme Court against capital punishment for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in Delhi’s Chhawala.

The three convicts were awarded the death penalty after being held guilty of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman 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 them. 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 three convicts have challenged the Delhi High Court order in the Supreme Court.

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.

A case was registered regarding this at outer Delhi’s Chhawala (Najafgarh) police station.

According to the prosecution, the offence was barbaric in nature as they first kidnapped the woman, raped her, killed her and dumped her body in a field in Rodhai village in Haryana’s Rewari district.

“The woman was kidnapped by the three men in a car from near her house in the Qutub Vihar area on the night of February 9, 2012, while she was returning from office,” the prosecution had said.