Minor Rape case: CID probe ordered by UP government

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Lucknow, Jun 13: A day after the death of a 14-year-old girl at a police station in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh, a second postmortem and CID probe has been ordered by the state government in the case.

An FIR has been registered against two constables and one sub inspector for destroying evidence and murdering the girl.

A notice has been issued by the National Human Rights Commission( NHRC) to the UP government and they have sent their own team to look further into the matter.

“The commission has decided to depute its investigation team for conducting an on the spot enquiry into the incident," said NHRC spokesperson.

"It has also decided to issue notice to the director general police of the state, calling for a detailed report in the incident within four weeks," said the commission.

Mayawati, Chief Minister of the state ordered that the case be transferred to CB-CID, said the Lucknow Commissioner while addressing the press at Lakhimpur. The IG and commissioner, Lucknow, acting on the orders of Chief Minister Mayawati reached Lakhimpur to talk to the family of the victim.

The commissioner further added that if the results of the second postmortem differs from the first, then the guilty would be punished.

The postmortem conducted on the victim had earlier ruled out any possibility of a rape and said that the cause of the girls death was due to hanging on a tree.

The 14-year-old was found dead in the premises of the police station after she followed her cattle which strayed into the station premises.

The girl's family are accusing the police for their daughter's murder. According to the victim's father, Intezam Ali, the station officer Ravi Srivastava and a constable were responsible for the rape of his daughter, following which 11 policemen were suspended on Saturday, Jun 11.

With third such incidence happening in the state, the Mayawati government is under pressure to take immediate action against the guilty.

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