The prosecution has started the process of filing an appeal in the Bombay High Court in the alleged rape case of 23-year-old American national and student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
The Sewri sessions court on October 6, had acquitted six youngsters — Vinamra Soni, 21, Harshvardhan Yadav, 22, Jashkaran Bhullar, 20, Anish Borkataki, 21, Dev Colabawala, 21, Kundanraj Borgohain, 22, — observing that the there was no medical evidence and the victim kept changing her versions.
“The prosecution has submitted the appeal with the law and judiciary department which will send the appeal to the high court after verifying. The appeal will be filed very soon,” said a police source on the condition of anonymity, because he is not authorised to talk to media.
According to prosecution, the girl was allegedly raped by the six accused at Borgohain’s flat at Yari road in Andheri (West) on April 12, last year.
The Trombay police had said that the accused first met the victim at XO bar at Deonar and later the accused took the victim to Borgohain’s flat.
The victim had told the police that when she woke up she realised she had been sexually abused.
The police filed a charge sheet in July last year.
The court had on January 7 framed charges against the six accused, who faced trial for gang rape (under 376 (g) and committing a crime with common intention (Section 34 of Indian Penal Code).