BHOPAL: All the six accused of Bazaria gang- rape case were acquitted on Wednesday. ADJ Saeda Bano Rahman delivered the judgment. A case under sections 376 ( rape) and 395 ( dacoity) of the IPC was registered in the incident.

Seven people were arrested in connection with the incident that took on April 23 last year. The victim later told police that of the seven accused, three persons raped her, while three others pined down her husband. The remaining accused had ‘ sexually harassed’ her. All the seven accused were booked under the charges of rape and dacoity as they had looted mobile phones of the couple and mangalsutra of the woman. Vikram, Sanjay and Shekhar allegedly raped the woman and Deendayal, Shubham and Murli immobilised her husband and Vinod had sexually harassed the woman. Among the accused, Deendayal and Sanjay had a past criminal record. Sanjay had committed rape in the past as well when he was just around 15- year- old.

DDPO Rajesh Raikwar said, ” All the six accused in gang- rape and dacoity case have been acquitted. The case was heard in the court of ADJ Saeeda Bano Rahman.”

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