- CBI has taken over probe of Hathras Case
- CBI says one of the four accused in Hathras Case is a minor, points out a lapse in the probe from UP Police
- CBI finds the school mark sheet of the accused
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has taken over the investigation in the Hathras alleged rape case, has found that one of the four accused in the incident is a minor according to his school mark sheet.
Making the claims, CBI pointed at the lapses in the investigation conducted by UP Police.
The mother of the minor accused told a leading news agency of India that a CBI team had visited their residence and taken the mark sheet of her son from them. She also claimed that her son is a minor.
The mother was quoted saying, “They also took some of my elder son’s clothes along with the mark sheet, he is a minor,”.
The mark sheet of the accused mentions 2/12/2002 as his date of birth.
All the four accused in the alleged Hathras gangrape case have been lodged in the Aligarh jail. A CBI team questioned the four accused in the Hathras case for over 8 hours on Monday.
The CBI investigators also met with the doctors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital on Monday which is the same premise where the victim was treated after the alleged gangrape on the 14th of September.
The CBI team has also questioned the victim’s family for several hours.
On September 14, a 19-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped and beaten up by the four accused while she was working on the fields with her family. She was then left to die with severe injuries on her backbone and her tongue severed.
Two weeks later, she passed away at a hospital in Delhi, which triggered the massive display of protests and outrage across the country, accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of lapses in the investigations.
The case was later handed over to CBI. After the death of the victim in Delhi, the district administration had allegedly cremated the body of the dead at the night, even denying the family the permission to carry it home for proper last rites. The alleged insensitive attitude of the administration had invited some critical remarks from the Allahabad High Court, people all over the country and even the opposition.