Rs 10,000 reward announced on Shashi's whereabouts

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Lucknow, Nov 7 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Police tonight announced a reward of Rs 10,000 on any clue about the whereabouts of a dalit girl Shashi, who went missing under suspicious circumstances on in Faizabad on October 22 .

According to police, though still not confirmed, Shashi, a a third year law student of the Saket PostGraduate Degree College, who went missing on October 22 from Inayatnagar area of Faizabad district, was dead.

State food processing minister Anand Sen Yadav had to resign from the Mayawati ministry yesterday, following his alleged involvement in the case.

The driver of the former minister Vijay Sen Yadav -- who is also said to be his close relative -- is accused of kidnapping and murdering her.

In his statement to the police, Vijay Sen claimed that he had relationships with the girl and she committed suicide by jumping in river Gomti. Though later, Vijay admitted murdering and throwing her body in the river near Sultanpur.

Meanwhile, the BSP government today sent a formal letter to the Centre, recommending a CBI probe into the case.

Interestingly, when the Mayawati cabinet took oath of office and secrecy in May, 2007, Yadav could not be sworn in as a minister as he was behind bars in a murder case. He, however, took oath at a later date.

His father Mitra Sen Yadav, an MP, was allegedly involved in a case of human trafficking.

Meanwhile, efforts so far by police to recover Shashi's body from the river proved unsuccessful even as several divers were pressed into service.


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