NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court acquitted a person who was sentenced to 30 years in jail for gang rape, saying there are several discrepancies in the case and many facts are not in sync. Shiva was sentenced to 30 years in jail by a trial court in 2014 in the same case in which Shiva was accused of holding a woman captive and raping her in her house for nine months.
Justice C Hari Shankar accepted Shiva's plea against the 2014 judgement of the trial court. The High Court said, if it is not mandatory to keep a person in jail in any other case, he should be acquitted. The court said that there are several discrepancies in the case and there are no facts in coordination. "According to the court, the additional Sessions Court verdict cannot be upheld and it should be dismissed," the court said. '
According to the prosecution, the woman had alleged in 2012 that she had gone to the toilet while travelling in a train, when Shiva threatened to kill her family and smothered her with a handkerchief that made her unconscious. According to the woman, when she regained consciousness, she found herself in a room where the man allegedly drugged her, beat her and raped her. This continued for nine months. The woman also alleged that two friends of the accused also raped her and covered the faces of the two.