After being imprisoned for 2.5 years under the SC-ST Act, all three innocents involved in the Hathras incident have finally been released. Ramu, Lavkush, and Ravi, who was falsely accused of the heinous crime, were seen leaving the jail premises today, and the moment was an emotional one for their family members.
The heart-wrenching case, which had stirred the nation’s collective consciousness, had resulted in the unjust and unjustifiable incarceration of these individuals.
However, the dawn of a new day brought the long-awaited liberation of the innocent trio, marking a moment of immense relief for their families and loved ones. As they emerged from the confines of their prison, the sun shone a little brighter, and hope rekindled in the hearts of many.
According to the Hindustan Times, the Hathras incident occurred in September 2021, when a Dalit woman was allegedly raped and murdered by four upper-caste men. While one of the accused was sentenced to life imprisonment by the court, the other three were acquitted of all charges.
It was later revealed that Ramu, Lavkush, and Ravi had been falsely implicated in the case due to a misunderstanding by the police. Despite having no connection to the crime, the three were arrested and jailed under the SC-ST Act, which is aimed at protecting the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The release of the innocents has brought a glimmer of hope to their family members, who had been fighting for their freedom for the past 2.5 years. Speaking to the media, Ramu’s father expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported them during this difficult time and said they could finally start living a normal life again.
The Hathras incident sparked outrage across the country, with many calling for justice for the victim and her family. However, the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of Ramu, Lavkush, and Ravi highlight the flaws in the justice system, particularly when it comes to marginalized communities.
As the three innocents begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, the incident serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring justice for all, regardless of caste or creed.