It took a Delhi court mere three months to complete the trial of a rape-cum-kidnapping case of a minor girl. Consequently, the accused had to spend only four months in jail awaiting justice.
The court acquitted the accused—an uncle of the victim—citing a frame-up by police officials and her family members.
This speedy delivery of justice stands in stark contrast to scores of other such cases whose disposal usually take at least five years.
All the witnesses’ statements were recorded within two months by the court. Moreover, it did not adjourn the matter unnecessarily for long periods of time.
Usually, a normal course of court hearing takes at least two to three years in mere recording the witnesses’ statements.
A case of rape and kidnapping had been registered in October 2010 at Ashok Nagar police station east Delhi.
The case was filed in court on February 8, 2011 while the judgement was delivered on May 6, 2011.