Barasat rape: Victims' family meets Prez, demands CBI probe

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Barasat rape victims' family demands CBI
New Delhi, July 15: Family members of a girl, who was gangraped and murdered in Barasat area of West Bengal last month, today met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

"We have no faith in the CID investigation...Only one demand we made in front of the President that he order a CBI enquiry and that justice should be very fast in a fast track court," one of the family members told reporters here after the meeting.

The members also asked the President to provide security for the women in the village. The President gave us a patient hearing and assured us that he will convey the demand to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of State for Personnel as he cannot order the CBI enquiry, he said.

"He said he will try his level best to get justice for the family. He assured us that justice will not be denied to us," the victim's kin said.

The girl, a college student, was brutally gangraped and murdered in Barasat under North 24-Parganas district of West Bengal on June 7.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had gone there on June 17 to meet the family of the victim, had to face angry women of Kamduni village in Barasat.

Mamata had said that her government would plead for death sentence for the culprits.


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