- CBI charges 4 accused in Hathras case with gang-rape and murder today
- CBI filed its chargesheet in a court in Hathras, around 200 kilometres away from National Capital
- The CBI has also invoked charges against the accused under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The 4 accused in the horrific incident of Hathras which took place in September this year, where a young Dalit girl was raped and tortured and tongue amputated due to trauma, have been charged with Gang-Rape and Murder by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after more than 3 months when the incident took place and caused a major outbreak across the nation.
The CBI has also invoked charged against the 4 accused under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
India’s chirf investigating agency, today, filed the chargesheet in a court in Hathras, around 200 kms from the national capital.
The Dalit woman was was allegedly 20 years old was raped by 4 men belonging to the upper caste community in Hathras on the 14th of September. She later scummbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi.
The victim was later cremated on the 30th of September near her home in Hathras.
The handling of the case by the Uttar Pradesh Police Department, especially the late night cremation of the girl allegedly without the permission from the family, was nothing short to adding fuel in the already angry protest going on across India.
However, the police officials said that cremation was done “as per the wishes of the family”.
Back in October, the Supreme Court of India said that the Allahabad High Court will monitor the investigation in this case by the CBI.
The main accused in the case wrote to the UP Police, from jail, claiming that he along with 3 other accused in the heinous crime were being framed and sought “justice” for them.
He also went forward and claimed that the victim’s mother and brother of torturing her and not the 4 accused, however, the victim’s family rubbished all these allegations.
Earlier this week, the nation’s chief investigating agency asked for more time to conclude its investigation following which Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow Bench fixed 27th January as the next date of hearing in the case, on Wednesday.