The court considered whether the prosecution established a prima facie case.
The court held that the standard of proof is very high. The prosecution must prove all the essential ingredients of the offence of murder beyond reasonable doubt. In this case, the police did not carry out investigation and the State Attorney then did not perform his duty of directing and advising the police on what to do. The post mortem was carried out by a non qualified person and was rendered useless.
Court accordingly acquitted the accused persons and ordered for their immediate release.