Hathras Case: CBI Sleuths Along With Forensic Team
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 13, Oct 2020, 19:34 pm IST | UPDATED: 13, Oct 2020, 19:34 pm IST
UttarPradesh: Following Central government's direction to take over the probe, a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers and forensic experts reached Bulgarhi village in Hathras district on Tuesday to carry out intensive investigation at the spot where the 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped last month on September 14.As per the sources, a total of 10 CBI vehicles reached the spot, accompanied by a forensic team and local officers, to recreate the scene and investigate thoroughly. The investigating team called victim's brother to identify the place, following which, the local police was directed to cordon off the crime scene, nearly a month after the woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by four men of the village.Before reaching the crime spot, the CBI sleuths along with the forensic team visited Chandpa police station to quiz the cops associated with the case.
Meanwhile, doctors at Safdarjung, AMU and Hathras are likely to be summoned soon and their statements will be recorded as per part of the investigation process.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had demanded a CBI probe into the incident last week following which, the Central government on Saturday issued a notification to the federal agency to take over the probe.
The Dalit girl had died at a Delhi hospital on September 29, a fortnight after she was allegedly raped and assaulted by four upper caste men in her village. After her death, the last rites of the girl was performed after midnight sans the presence of her family members, for which the UP government drew widespread criticism.
A political row also erupted surrounding the tragic incident as opposition leaders were not allowed to visit the victim's family. Last Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was roughed up by UP Police personnel at the Yamuna Expressway when he was marching towards Hathras.