Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, June 14

Decide, Quick Observe Particular Courtroom, Swati Sehgal has acquitted an accused arrested in a three-year-old POCSO case after the prosecutrix turned hostile throughout hearings.

The police have arrested the accused on a criticism of a 12-year-old minor woman. In line with the prosecution, within the criticism filed earlier than the police, the prosecutrix alleged that the son of her aunt used to do wrongful act along with her when she stayed with them from April to June 2019.

She was residing in a jhuggi along with her mother and father however after the dying of her father in 2019, her mom eloped with a person.

She began residing along with her “bua” in the identical locality. She alleged that her son began molesting her. The police arrested the accused below sections 376 (2) (n), 376 (2) (f) and 376 (3) of the IPC and sections of the POCSO Act in December 2019. The police filed a chargesheet and the court docket framed expenses towards the accused to which he pleaded not responsible and claimed a trial.

The counsel for the accused, SK Khurcha, argued that the prosecution did not show expenses towards the accused. He mentioned that prosecutrix had not supported the case of the prosecution throughout hearings and resiled from her statements given earlier than the police. There was no medical proof on file to hyperlink the accused with the alleged incident. He mentioned the police registered the FIR after the delay of six months of the alleged incident.

After listening to of the arguments, the choose mentioned the prosecution had miserably did not convey residence the important ingredient of any of the offences punishable below part 376 (2) (n), 376 (2) (f), 376 (3) of the IPC and Part 6 of the POCSO Act, past any shadow of cheap doubt. Consequently, the accused stood acquitted for the costs framed towards him.

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