CBI files status report of the Hathras gangrape case before HC
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a status report in the Hathras gangrape and murder case before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court which had taken suo motu cognisance of the incident last year. The court fastened the subsequent date of listening to for March 19.
The company filed the status report on Friday in a sealed envelope within the court of justices Rajan Roy and Jaspreet Singh. CBI lawyer Anurag Singh apprised the court with the investigation to date within the presence of senior advocate Jaideep Narain Mathur, who has been appointed amicus curiae within the case. Additional advocate normal Vinod Kumar Shahi appeared on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh authorities.
On September 14 last year, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four persons in Hathras district when she had gone to the fields. She was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital in an extremely critical condition where she died two weeks later on September 29. There was public outrage over the way in which the physique was despatched again to Hathras and cremated late at night time without the household’s consent.
The Supreme Court additionally ordered the Allahabad high court to watch the investigation into the Hathras gangrape case. A 3-judge bench of the apex court, headed by CJI SA Bobde, felt it acceptable that the high court-monitored the case because it was already analyzing a suo motu continuing on the “hurried cremation” of the girl.
The CBI, in December final year, charged 4 males with gang-rape and homicide, basing its findings on the dying declaration of the girl and rejecting earlier statements by state authorities officers and the police that disputed rape.