Two students of India's Amity University were acquitted of rape charges by a Delhi court. They were accused of raping their classmate.
The girl had accused that one boy had taken her out and gotten her drunk, and driven her to a secluded spot. Then he had called a friend and both had raped her.
The court established the girl had gone partying with one guy and had gotten drunk. The guy had called his buddy to help her carry home. The boys had stopped their car at a police checkpoint and explained themselves to two policemen. The boys had dropped the girl near her home and called her parents to pick her up. The court said that the parents had urged the girl to file a rape case to avoid being labelled a slut.
The female investigating officer decided not to list the two policemen at the checkpoint as witnesses. The officer also tried to bury phone-records that proved that girl had set up the date and was receiving calls from her parents during the "rape". The second boy was not with her during the "rape" and only arrived later to carry her home. The girl reported the rape days after the date, she initially reported it as assault. The medical examination did not confirm rape. The girl could not locate the site of the rape. She also faked psychiatric disorders to hide the holes in her story.
The boys were held in custody for 14 months. The "rape" was reported in 28 July 2012. The trial took almost 2 years to complete. The court suggested that the boys sue for damages for losses to their career and reputation.