CBI to investigate Simla rape case

CBI to investigate Simla rape case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered and took over the investigation of a rape and murder case of a minor girl and another case relating to the custodial death of one of the accused arrested by the local police in connection with the investigation in Himachal Pradesh‘s Simla.

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It was alleged that a minor girl had gone to school on July 5, but did not return home. Her dead body was reportedly found a day after she went missing from the nearby forest area.

Six accused were arrested after the father of the girl lodged a complaint with the Kotkhai Police Station in Shimla.

It was further claimed that one of the accused had died under alleged mysterious circumstances in the police custody.

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The CBI has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Superintendent of Police and an Additional Superintendent and a Deputy Superintendent and taken over the investigation of both the cases.

Further results are awaited.

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