Kin Ostracised, Died, Land Sold: 20 Yrs in Jail in False Rape Case, UP Man's Life in 'Ruins' Post Acquittal
It took 20 years for Vishnu Tiwari, who spent those long, agonising years behind the bars, to prove his innocence. Jailed in a rape case, Tiwari recently got out of prison after being acquitted by the Allahabad High Court.
'I am happy, but I don't know what to do now. My house is in ruins…My family members are dead. We are demanding cooperation from the administration,' said the resident of Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh. 'In my case, the investigating officer filed a false report. There was a dispute about tying a cow. My lawyer also ditched me,' he added, recounting his plight.