Hathras Gang Rape Case: SIT completes probe, may submit report soon

SIT may file an exhaustive report soon on the Hathras gangrape case to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, demanded a 10-day extension which will get over on Saturday.

After the initial turbulent revelations in the Hathras Gang rape case, it is far from over. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set-up to take charge and probe the case. The SIT team took charge on 30th September and later asked for a 10-day extension. The report suggests that the investigation has been done and SIT may file a report soon.

Hathras gang rape case, SIT takes over and may file a report soon: Key Points

  • The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the alleged gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras district has completed its investigation and may soon submit its report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
  • An SIT member said that though the investigations had been completed, the panel will need time to prepare an exhaustive report.
  • The SIT members -- Home Secretary Bhagwan Swaroop, IG Chandra Prakash and SP Poonam -- are still in Hathras even as the CBI took over the case and begun its own investigations.
  • The SIT and CBI have questioned the families of the victim as well as the accused, apart from recording the statements of villagers, police officials and hospital staff where the victim was taken for treatment.
  • The Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and strangulated in a millet field in Boolgarhi village on September 14. She was admitted at the Hathras district hospital and then shifted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in Aligarh Muslim University.
  • As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi where she died on September 29. Her body was taken back to Boolgarhi in the wee hours of September 30 and cremated allegedly without the family's consent.