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    The acquittal of all accused cops in the 2007 Vakapalli gangrape case has once again brought to light the issue of flawed investigation in cases of sexual violence. The case involved the gangrape of 11 tribal women by police personnel in Andhra Pradesh’s Vakapalli village. Despite compelling evidence, including medical reports and eyewitness accounts, the court found the investigation to be lacking and acquitted all the accused.

    The case highlights the need for a more rigorous and impartial investigation process in cases of sexual violence. The police are often accused of mishandling such cases, either by failing to act on complaints or by conducting biased investigations that favor the accused. In the Vakapalli case, the police were accused of pressuring the victims to withdraw their complaints and even threatening them with arrest if they did not comply. This led to a delay in filing the case and compromised the evidence.

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    The acquittal of the accused cops has sparked outrage and protests across the country, with activists calling for justice for the victims. The case is a reminder that justice cannot be achieved without a fair and transparent investigation process that prioritizes the rights and dignity of survivors. It is crucial for the authorities to take action to ensure that such cases are handled with sensitivity and professionalism, and that those responsible for sexual violence are held accountable for their actions. Only then can we hope to create a society that is safe and just for all.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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