Jaipur, April 15: Accusing Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of suppressing facts in the alleged rape and murder case of a minor Dalit girl, leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi today demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
The 17-year-old girl was found dead a fortnight ago in a water tank in Bikaner where she was pursuing her BSTC (a teacher training course) in a private educational institute. Dudi alleged the government was shielding owner of the institution as he was a RSS volunteer.
"Under pressure from the RSS, Raje was misleading public in this case," he said in a statement. "Her father, relatives and others have demanded CBI inquiry in this case but the government is apathetic towards the demand.
It was a murder case but the government says it was suicide," he said, while reiterating the demand of CBI inquiry in this matter. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had also visited the aggrieved family of the girl on Wednesday in Barmer and demanded a CBI probe. The girl was found dead in a water tank on March 30.
In the intervening night of March 28-29, the girl had been found in the room of physical trainer and instructor Vijendra Singh by the hostel warden.
Singh was arrested after the girl was found dead. The hostel warden and principal were also arrested for not informing the police when she was found in the instructor's room. Singh was arrested for rape while the other two were put behind bars for not informing police when the minor girl was found in the room of the teacher.