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Murder-accused acquitted

Margao: Thirty-one-year-old murder-accused Rani Chavan was acquitted of all charges and given the benefit of doubt by Additional Sessions Judge Edgar Fernandes on Monday.
Police had accused Rani of killing her live-in partner, 35-year-old Somanna Naik on June 9th 2016 by hitting him on the head with a stone. Both were reportedly working as labourers at the wholesale fish market and living together.It is reported that the deceased fought with her and beat her regularly under the influence of alcohol and she is said to have retaliated in a fit of anger on the fateful day. The police could not produce evidence to prove their case, which led to her acquittal. [H]

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