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Hathras gang rape and murder: 3 accused released from Aligarh Jail

Three out of four persons, accused in the rape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, were released from the Aligarh district jail on Friday, a day after they were acquitted by a special court in Uttar Pradesh.
Accused Ramu, Lavkush and Ravi were released from jail.
They were acquitted by the court. While accused Sandeep was convicted for the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and for offences under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

"There were four accused, three have been released. Sandeep (convict in the case) has been imprisoned for life. The rest three have been released this morning at eight o'clock," Jailor PK Singh said.

He said that they were acquitted by the court yesterday but sought a one-day delay in their release citing security reasons.
A 19-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on September 29, 2020, after being assaulted and allegedly gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on September 14, 2020. Her body was cremated by the Uttar Pradesh Police and the administration allegedly without the consent or the presence of the victim's family. 

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