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Rioters acquitted of British tourist murders in India

The high court of Gujarat.
The high court of Gujarat. Image by Kaushik Patel / CC BY 2.0

Six men accused of killing three British tourists during the 2002 riots in the Indian state of Gujarat have been acquitted after a judge ruled there was no evidence against them. Despite a series of trials, few people have been successfully prosecuted over the riots, in which more than 1000 people were killed. At the time of the riots, accusations of complicity were leveled at chief minister Narendra Modi, now prime minister of India, but a 2008 inquiry cleared him of any involvement. Read more: bbc.co.uk