CBI REGISTERS TWO CASES ON THE ALLEGATIONS RELATING TO RAPE & MURDER OF A MINOR GIRL AND OTHER RELATING TO CUSTODIAL DEATH OF AN ACCUSED

Press Release
New Delhi, 22.07.2017

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today registered two cases on the orders dated 19.07.2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, in CWPIL No.88 of 2017 and taken over the investigation of FIR No. 97 of 2017 dated 06.07.2017, under Sections 302, 376 of IPC & section 4 of POCSO Act registered earlier at Police Station, Kotkhai, District Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) relating to rape & murder of a minor girl and another FIR No.101 of 2017 dated 19.07.2017 under Section 302 of IPC earlier registered at Police Station, Kotkhai, District Shimla relating to custodial death of one of the accused arrested by Local Police in connection with investigation of said FIR No.97 of 2017.

            It was alleged that a minor girl had gone to school on 5.7.2017 but did not return home. Her dead body was found in the morning of 6.7.2017 from nearby forest area. On a complaint lodged by her father with Police Station Kotkhai, Distt. Shimla, the FIR was registered against unknown persons. So far, 6 accused were arrested in this case by the local police. Out of which one had died under alleged mysterious circumstances in police custody for which separate FIR No.101/2017 was registered by local police.

            CBI has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Superintendent of Police and an Addl.SP & a Dy.SP and taken over the investigation of both the cases today. The team has proceeded to the scene of crime.

          Further Investigation is continuing.



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