22-year-old man acquitted of rape, kidnap charges

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2014 17:01 IST

Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, who is presiding over the special court for crime against women, on Thursday acquitted a 22-year-old man booked on the charges of rape and kidnap of a 14-year-old after the victim failed to make an appearance.

The order came as a relief for Parvesh, a resident of colony number 5. He was booked in May 2012 on the complaint of mother of the victim who alleged that Parvesh had kidnapped her daughter after alluring her to marry.

Police had arrested Parvesh in October 2012 and rescued the victim from him.
But the victim failed to appear before the court and thus the accused was acquitted giving him benefit of doubt.

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