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As lockdown brings trial to a standstill, justice delayed for girl who was set on fireplace




maharashtra coronavirus, india lockdown, indian courts lockdown, court cases lockdown, nagpur news, latest news As coronavirus continues to unfold, all proceedings have come to a standstill.

In the wake of COVID-19, justice for Ankita Pisudde, who was set on fireplace by a stalker at Hinganghat in Wardha district on February 3, has been delayed.

Ankita (23), who belonged to Daroda village close to Hinganghat, was set on fireplace by a married youth, Vikesh Nagrale (28), additionally from the village, close to the school the place she used to show. She had succumbed to her burns at a Nagpur hospital on February 13. The incident had triggered enormous public outrage, with the state authorities saying trial in a quick monitor court docket. Ujjwal Nikam was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor within the case.

The Wardha police had filed a chargesheet inside twenty days. However, as coronavirus continues to unfold, all proceedings have come to a standstill. The authorities, nonetheless, mentioned courts will proceed to cope with solely pressing issues.

Incidentally, Wardha is without doubt one of the few districts in Vidarbha that hasn’t recorded a COVID-19 constructive case thus far.

Wardha Superintendent of Police Basavraj Teli advised The Indian Express, “We haven’t heard anything from the court yet…” He added that the case is sought to be transferred from Hinganghat to Wardha.

A senior official mentioned, “The accused is opposed to the trial being held either at Hinganghat or Wardha as he feels it will pose danger to his life. He wants it to be held outside the district. However, his lawyer hasn’t yet conveyed where he wants it to be held. Nikam has told the police that arguments can start on the venue of the trial any time by video conferencing.”

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