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CBI will probe Badaun gangrape and murder case

Jun 12, 2014 11:36 AM IST India India

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday took the probe into the Badaun ganrape and murder case. Two minor sisters were raped and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh on May 27.

A Delhi CBI team of 20 officials headed by a DIG will leave for UP on Friday. The team will also consist for forensic experts. The Uttar Pradesh government has been requested to provide logistical support to the visiting CBI team.

The CBI has registered an FIR in the case.

The investigating agency received a request from the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, National Commission of Women Chairperson Mamat Sharma said, "Akhilesh Yadav should now resign. The government is unable to protect women. DGP should be changed too."

The police had registered a case against seven accused, of whom five-three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and police constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav-have been arrested in the case.

The two teenage girls, cousins aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gang-raped and murdered, with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree a day after they went missing on 27 May, in a village in the Ushait area of Badaun.