Thane: A Maharashtra court has recently decided that you will lose consciousness after knowing it. In fact, a 32-year-old man has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a minor girl in the case. He was acquitted after the prosecution failed to produce evidence against him in the case. Additional sessions judge KD Shirbhate passed the order on August 3, although a copy of the same has been issued today.
The prosecution said that a resident of Lokmanya Nagar in Thane city had misbehaved with a 13-year-old girl living in her neighborhood on April 9, 2014. He was booked under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the POCSO Act. In the order, the judge said, "The FIR was registered on April 11, 2014, and the statement of the victim was recorded on 7th March 2016. This makes it appear as if the investigators did not investigate the matter properly and the facts were not presented properly before the court. Without the evidence confirming the statement of the victim, it would not be right to rely only on her statement.''
He also said in the order, "Considering the existing facts and circumstances, that the prosecution has failed to prove the charges against the accused, the accused is entitled to be acquitted. The accused was acquitted while pronouncing the verdict in this manner."