CBI likely to file closure report soon

The girls’ families had alleged that they were kidnapped and murdered by five youths from the village.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2014 1:08 am

The CBI is likely to file a closure report in court in the next few days in the case of two teenage girls, who were found hanging from a tree in their village in Badaun in May.

Initially believed to be a case of gangrape and murder, the CBI eventually concluded that it was actually a case of double suicide.

“We are likely to file the closure report in court in the Badaun case either tomorrow or in the next few days,” a CBI source said on Wednesday.

The CBI recently said that questioning of over 200 people, along with the results of 40 scientific reports, led it to the conclusion that the cousin girls had committed suicide.

The CBI had said that reports from forensic laboratories and a three-member medical board, and its investigations had revealed that the allegations levelled against the five accused in the FIR were false, and the wrong people were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police.

The elder of the two minor girls had an intimate relationship with the main accused, Pappu Yadav, and it was an evening meeting between the two that triggered the events that led to the double suicide, the CBI claimed.

The CBI’s findings in the closure report are likely to lead to charges of filing a false case and destruction of evidence against the family of the two victims and a witness, sources said.

The girls were found hanging from a mango tree near their village on May 28. Based on their autopsy, it was initially believed that they were sexually assaulted and hanged.

The girls’ families had alleged that they were kidnapped and murdered by five youths from the village.

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