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Mumbai: A couple working in a chemical and acid trading company in Palghar have been accused of double murder by pouring acid over the past few days. After the incident, accused Guddu Yadav was sentenced to death.
Yadav himself appealed against the decision in the Mumbai High Court, which acquitted him on Friday. The court ruled that the verdict was based on discrepancies in the evidence against him.
What actually happened?
The victim couple worked in a chemical and acid trading company. He was staying with his family in a room in the company yard. The other two employees were also sleeping in the company’s office.
One night, the accused threw sulfuric acid at the couple while they were sleeping and he fled. The couple was taken to a nearby hospital, but their husband died within four hours of their arrival and the next day his wife died.
A bench of Justice SS Jadhav and Justice Milind Jadhav said that the hearing was done very hurriedly. Contradictions have also been found in the evidence to convict the accused. The quality and reliability of the attached evidence is also not consistent with our observation. The High Court held that the evidence led by the plaintiff was highly inconsistent.
Consequently, there is no question of awarding the death sentence to the accused, the court ruled.
The bench also said that the question of giving death sentence to the accused does not arise, but benefit of doubt should be given to the accused, otherwise it would be a mockery of justice. The court’s verdict has come as a shock to the audience, but the fact that the accused have been acquitted due to lack of evidence has to be accepted.