CBI takes over Hathras Dalit woman gang-rape probe

NEW DELHI, Oct 11: The CBI has taken over investigation into the alleged gangrape of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh on 14 September, officials said.

The agency registered an FIR on Sunday morning under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections related to gangrape and murder, they said.

The case was earlier registered at the Chandpa police station, in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, on a complaint by the victim’s brother.

“The complainant had alleged that on 14.09.2020, the accused tried to strangulate his sister in the millet field. The case has been registered by CBI on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government and further

Notification from Government of India,” CBI Spokesperson RK Gaur said.

The agency has constituted a team to probe the case, he said.

The 19-year-old woman died of severe assault injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on 29 September. She was allegedly gangraped on 14 September by four upper caste men. (PTI)