UP govt forms SIT to probe Badaun rape and murder case as criticism mounts

The two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree.

By: Press Trust of India | Badaun (up) | Updated: June 6, 2014 4:57 pm
The girls went missing on May 27 and their bodies were found the next day. ( Source AP) The girls went missing on May 27 and their bodies were found the next day. ( Source AP)

UP govt. forms SIT to probe Badaun rape and murder case as criticism mounts

A four-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the shocking gangrape and murder case of two teenaged sisters in Katra Sadatganj village, officials said.

“The SIT headed by circle officer of Ujhani, Mukesh Saxena has been set up for investigating the case”, SSP Atul Kumar Saxena said.

The SSP said that SIT visited the village Friday and talked to the complainants and witnesses.

The team got the houses of the accused opened and searched them, Saxena said adding that help of the witness was being taken for preparing the sketches of the two unidentified accused and the entire process was being videographed.

The case is being monitored at the government level and taking the seriousness of the matter for solving it promptly, the investigations have been taken from sadar kotwali inspector Veerpal Sirohi, the SSP said.

Sirohi, SSI of Usait police state B S Punia and inspector Bharat Kumar posted in Bareilly will assist Mukesh Saxena in the SIT, the SSP said.

The two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree in a village in Ushait area in Badaun, sparking a nation-wide outrage.

The girls went missing on May 27 and their bodies were found the next day. Badaun is 300 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.

Five accused– three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav —have been arrested in the case.

The two accused policemen have been terminated from their service.

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    abhi
    Jun 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm
    :www.nydailynews/new...Now in a New York newspaper
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      kishor raja
      Jun 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm
      The comment by the madheya pradesh home minister on rape in UP is outragious.The ministers we always call them intelligent and litrate but these minister seems not to have intellgence nor literacy.Let him go out without body guard.How can say that women can resist rape when men have all the stemina and power and how can women deffend themselves. Did the innocent girls defend themselves against gangsters and unruly Policemen.The minister should be sacked and if not Modi should urge MP Chief Minister to sack these mad minister.Mulyam singh Yadav and his son will Akhilesh will get their answer in next state elections. India should have no place of these hopless and irresponsible leaderd
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        NBM
        Jun 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm
        Indian men stand up to this low behavior from your fellow Indian men. have some backbone!
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          Citizen
          Jun 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm
          It took so much time and lot of efforts by so many groups/people to do this for these bop beta insensitive government hope they would follow it up logically to end the case by bringing in the criminals to justice as per the law with in the shortest time frame Jaihind
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