Kolkata gangrape: Victim's family demands CBI probe

Kolkata gangrape: Victim's family demands CBI probe
Kolkata, Jan 7: Days after the death of the gangrape victim in Kolkata, her aggrieved parents have demanded CBI probe into the incident. The girl's parents will meet President Pranab Mukherjee to demand CBI probe into the case, sources said. The family had also met National Commission for Women chief Mamata Sharma and had on Monday filed a writ petition in the court, seeking financial compensation from the West Bengal government.

In the petition, the family said that it has no faith in the state police investigating the case in the wake of the alleged negligence earlier.

The girl's father, a taxi driver and a CITU worker, has vowed to fight for justice. He had written to West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, complaining against police and hospital authorities for not providing adequate facilities. Also, he had filed a case against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who handles the health portfolio.

Forget the case, said the cops

The girl's father said that he was threatened by the police and asked to "forget the case.""The police threatened me and said forget the case or you won't be able to drive your taxi. The public are supporting us but not the state government," said the aggrieved father in Delhi, where the family met President Pranab Mukherjee.

He also claimed that attempts were being made to send his family to Bihar, from where they shifted to Kolkata many years ago.

The 16-year-old girl succumbed to her burn injuries on December 31, 2013 in Kolkata. Initially, the incident was believed to be a suicide, but on January 2 the police disclosed that the girl was set ablaze by the accused. The police also said that the girl was gangraped twice by the accused in october 2013.

Her death triggered massive protests in Kolkata against the TMC government.

The accused - Ratan Sil and Minta Sil - were the landlords of the victim's family and have been charged with rape and murder.

Six men are believed to have raped the 16-year-old on October 25. Two days later, the same accused raped her again for registering a complaint with the police. Reports say that victim and her family were frequently humiliated and threatened.

The police have appealed in the court to initiate charges against two of the accused in the case.

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