Badaun gangrape: Girls’ family to challenge CBI conclusion in court

Father of accused says ‘don’t know how to get bail’.

Written by Sarah Hafeez | Badaun | Updated: August 27, 2014 8:17 am
Mother of the accused brothers at her home in Badaun’s Katra Sadatganj village on Tuesday. ( ( Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna ) Mother of the accused brothers at her home in Badaun’s Katra Sadatganj village on Tuesday. ( ( Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna )

A day after the CBI announced that it will not be filing a chargesheet against the five accused at this stage of investigation, the family of the two sisters in the alleged Badaun gangrape case cried foul and vowed to take the matter up before a court. This, while the parents of the accused expressed relief over the turn of events.

“The CBI is not filing a chargesheet presently against the five accused who are in custody because forensic tests have ruled out sexual assault. However, we have not a given clean chit to anyone. Though rape has been ruled out, murder has not. We are investigating the matter,” CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said.

The five accused — three brothers and two police constables — who are currently in prison, are liable to walk out on bail as their 90-day term ends this week.

The father of one of the victims said, “How can the CBI rule out rape when the accused publicly confessed to the crime in the village when they were caught? Secondly, the clothes of my daughter and niece that the CBI claim they based their decision of on, could have been anybodys. I have no proof that they were my daughter and her cousin’s clothes. Thirdly, why did the agency delay the second autopsy when we had categorically asked for one? The river water rose and submerged their graves by the time the CBI came down, making it impossible to exhume the bodies.”

He said he was going to take the matter up to the courts.

Meanwhile, the parents of the three accused appeared almost ignorant about the CBI decision. The boys’ father said that it was God’s grace that truth had prevailed. He said that he did not know what his sons had really done. “Yes, someone read out to me the CBI’s announcement yesterday. But I do not know how to go about the bail application and I will have to sell one of the two buffaloes I own for money I will need to get my sons out,” he said.

The victim’s father said he had thrown the cell phone recovered from the elder of the two victims’ in a fit of rage and that the pair of slippers his family handed over to the CBI much later in the case had been lying at the foot of the mango tree all the while.

He also claimed that he had transferred Rs 1 lakh to the account of the lone witness because he was in need of financial help.

The CBI had earlier raised doubts over these inconsistencies.

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First Published on: August 27, 2014 1:58 am
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    dinesh hassija
    Aug 27, 2014 at 12:01 am
    do we need simple legal procedures...like getting bail by submitting one page form with bank FDR etc... do we need more reconciliation houses instead of courts though consumer courts are there but there too professionals are killing the purpose and why not concerned parties themselves defend their case...
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      adya
      Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54 am
      yes those two little girls hanged themselves.
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        mc
        Aug 27, 2014 at 12:38 am
        Media must respect these victim men who was falsely accused and tortured by Women power,feminist media and legal terrorism. Afew foreign media must put is jail who support criminal women and support violenceagainst men. Respect these men. Arrest those women and media who accused himas rapist and committed crime of rape-two. There are thousands of men in jail on a false rape accusation. It has been very difficult for men to live inIndia because of criminal women and feminist media torture on victim men. Modi is zero, he can not fight to givejustice to victim men. India will bedestro soon.
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          Dr._curious
          Aug 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm
          Have you seen the photos of those two hanging girls? Anyone who has seen the photos, and has some common sense would immediately realize that it was not a rape case. Those girls were fully dressed (they were in salwar and kurta. If they were in gown, there was still a possibility of rape and hang because one can have without undressing the gown. But with salwar and kurta it's technically impossible to have without undressing). Do you think that the accused people first raped those girls, then dressed them fully and then hanged them?!! These three acts- raping, dressing and then hanging are not consistent with each other. I think, it is a clear case of honor killing.
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            Rathnadhar.K.V
            Aug 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm
            Its a case of honour killing....the family of the girls must be interrogated to get to the bottom of the truth.
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              shyama
              Aug 27, 2014 at 4:26 am
              One of the three accused confesses, yet CBI says no rape. Like the father says, CBI botched up yet another time-sensitive investigation by not not exhuming the bodies sooner. With their own delays and God-knows what forensic evidence if any, I am not surprised the CBI failed in yet another case to bring to light the cause and antecedents sensational murder.They bungled the Aarushi murder case, now we have another high profile one thrown on the garbage pile for want of professional, timely, sensitive and efficient investigations.
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