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CBI to probe Badaun gang-rape and murder case

LiveMint logoLiveMint 12-06-2014 Aman Malik

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will investigate the gangrape and murder of two teenage girls in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh, the federal agency said on Thursday.

The case had been transferred to CBI after questions were raised about the manner in which the probe was being handled by Uttar Pradesh police.

“A Delhi CBI team of 20 officials headed by a DIG (deputy inspector general) will leave for UP tomorrow. The team will also consist of forensic experts. The UP government has been requested to provide logistical support to the visiting CBI team,” a CBI spokesperson said.

The two teenage girls, cousins aged 14 and 15 years, were gangraped and murdered, and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on 27 May in a village in the Ushait area of Badaun.

On 1 June, police arrested three men allegedly involved in the incident. On 6 June, the state government set up a special investigation team to probe the matter.

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