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The Delhi High Court has acquitted three persons, sentenced to 10 years in jail by the trial court in a case of rape of a three-year-old girl, on the ground that the prosecution had failed to prove the charge.
Allowing the appeal filed by Surender Mandal, Dhani Ram, and Mahender Mandal challenging trial court's conviction and sentence order in 2006, Justice S P Garg said, "The investigation is highly defective and faulty."
The judge said, "When two incredible versions confront the court, the court has to give benefit of doubt to the accused and it is not safe to sustain the conviction. Mere suspension is not enough to take place of proof." The court directed the jail authorities to release the accused immediately.
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