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Hathras case: CBI takes over probe from UP police

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 11, 2020 Published on October 11, 2020

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The CBI has taken over investigation into the alleged gangrape of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Sunday.

The agency has registered an FIR on Sunday morning under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections related to gangrape and murder, they added.

The case was earlier registered at Chandpa Police Station, in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, on a complaint by the victim’s brother. “The complainant had alleged that on 14.09.2020, the accused tried to strangulate his sister in the millet field. The case has been registered by CBI on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government and further Notification from Government of India,” CBI Spokesperson RK Gaur said. The agency has constituted a team to probe the case, he said.

The 19-year-old victim died of severe assault injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on September 29. She was allegedly gangraped on September 14 by four upper caste men.

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Published on October 11, 2020
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