Chhawla rape and murder case: Supreme Court bench of three judges will hear review petition
what is the matter
The incident is of 9 February 2012. The news of a 19-year-old girl being abducted in a car and brutally raped and killed in Dwarka’s Chhawla area created a sensation. The trial court, hearing the case with speed, gave its verdict in 2014. The accused were convicted and sentenced to death, which was confirmed by the High Court in the same year. After this, the three accused filed an appeal against the sentence in the Supreme Court, which gave its verdict on November 7 this year. The Supreme Court of the country gave the benefit of doubt to all the three accused and acquitted them citing various flaws in the investigation of the case. After this decision, a review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court. A review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Delhi Police and Victim’s parents. The police had also got approval for this from Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.