The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday had registered a case and taken over the investigation of the Hathras gangrape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, said CBI.
The case has been registered on a complaint of the victim’s brother who had stated that one of the accused had tried to strangulate the victims in a millet field on September 14.
The Uttar Pradesh Police was investigating the case earlier. Now the case has been taken over by the agency following a request by the Uttar Pradesh government and further notification from the central government.
CBI begins probe in Hathras Gangrape Case: Key points
• A 19-year-old Dalit girl who was gang-raped and brutalized by the 4 rapists in Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), lost her battle with life in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital on September 29.
• She had multiple fractures, damaged spine and neck and her tongue had been cut.
• The victim had been cutting grass with family when she was dragged by the perpetrators by her dupatta into the fields on September 14.
• The case had led to the widespread criticism of the Uttar Pradesh government after the victim was hurriedly cremated by Hathras police on September 30.
• The CBI has constituted a special team to probe the case.