Supreme Court acquits all convicts in Kiran Negi rape case

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday acquitted three convicts in the 2012 Kiran Negi rape case who were sentenced to death by the Delhi High Court.

Kiran Negi, a 19-year-old girl, succumbed to her injuries after being brutally gang-raped and murdered. The three accused Rahul, Ravi and Vinod had kidnapped the girl on February 9, 2012 when they found the girl with her three friends.

Kiran’s friends managed to escape from the incident while being harassed, but Kiran was kidnapped by the harassers.

After sexually assaulting the girl, the accused had poured acid on her face and injured her by inserting a screwdriver into her eyes. They also pushed a broken liquor bottle into her private part. Negi’s body was found abandoned on February 14 in a field in Rewari, Haryana.

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Two lower courts have already sentenced the accused in the matter who have now been set free by the Supreme Court. The matter was pending in the apex court for a decade.

This incident had taken place months before the Nirbhaya rape case, but failed to garner media coverage.

Negi was looking for graduation at the time and was also working as a data entry operation to support her family. He belonged to a poor family and his income was important so that his younger siblings could receive an education.

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