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Delhi to challenge SC order to free 3 rape-murder convicts

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New Delhi, Nov 21: Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Monday has approved the filing of a petition in the Supreme Court challenging its decision to acquit three convicts in the 2012 Chhawla rape-and-murder case who were awarded the death sentence.

Saxena has also approved engaging Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to represent the Delhi government in the case, a senior official said.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena

''The LG has approved the filing of a review petition in the Supreme Court against its decision of acquitting the three accused,'' the official told PTI.

The three men - Ravi Kumar, Rahul and Vinod- were accused of abducting, raping and killing the 19-year-old woman on 9 February 2012 in at Chhawla, Dwarka, Delhi. Her body was recovered from a field in Haryana three days later with multiple injuries. Severe wounds suggested that she was hit with car tools and earthen pots.

SC acquits three death row convicts in 2012 Chhawla rape caseSC acquits three death row convicts in 2012 Chhawla rape case

The three were awarded the death sentence by a trial court which was upheld by the Delhi High Court. They had appealed against the sentence at the Supreme Court that in its judgment on 7 November 2022 set aside the trial court and High Court orders.

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