Hathras gang rape: CBI team visits examines victim's family members, visits crime scene

The investigators are likely to return with forensic experts from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) to carry out a detailed crime scene recreation.

Published: 13th October 2020 02:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2020 10:57 AM   |  A+A-

AISF activists hold placards and light candles demanding justice for the Hathras gang-rape victim. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: A CBI team accompanied by forensic experts visited the crime scene in Boolgarhi village of Hathras where a Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped and brutally assaulted on September 14. The brother of the victim also went along with the investigators.

The CBI investigators spoke to the victim’s family members at their residence in detail about the sequence of events on the day of the crime. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday had asked tough questions to top government officials on the “forced” cremation of the victim on September 29-30 in the dead of the night. 

The CBI officers have taken all documents related to the case from the Hathras police and the three-member SIT which had been investigating the case since October 1. The team questioned the policemen associated with the case. Before the CBI team arrived, the local police had cordoned off the area around the crime spot.

The CBI team got the areas around the crime spot mapped and measured before calling the victim’s mother to the spot. She was reportedly asked about the place where she was cutting the grass at the time of the incident and how far her daughter was from her when she was subjected to extreme torture. The entire spot was photographed. The CBI and the forensic team collected the remains lying at the spot in a sealed envelope.

Parents unwell 
After reaching Hathras post HC hearing, the victim’s parents fell ill. The mother was sent to the district hospital after she complained of restlessness. She was discharged after check-up.


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