The Bareilly unit of CB-CID probing into the death of two Dalit sisters of Moradabad will soon conclude the investigation and submit its report to the headquarters by next week.
Significantly,the CB-CID team led by Additional SP Mahendra Yadav has backed the Moradabad polices theory,ruling out the possibility of murder of the sister duo Geeta and Neetu alias Monu in its findings.
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had taken cognisance of the incident and had ordered the Moradabad police to probe into the murder theory behind the deaths of the girls before the investigation was transferred to the CB-CID.
Besides the probe into the deaths of the two sisters,the CB-CID was also asked to investigate if a case of loot and murder against two brothers of the same girls was true. The brother duo Rakesh and Rajesh are currently lodged in the jail in the case.
The CB-CID report,which is ready to be submitted,stated that the girls had committed suicide by setting themselves on fire,but the harassment by a group of locals led them to take the step. The report has also approved the police action of lodging criminal case against the girls brothers.
When informed about the CB-CID findings and status of the report,National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman PL Punia told The Indian Express on Thursday: We already have summoned the CB-CID Investigating Officer (IO) with the status report into the investigation. The commission would take decision on the basis of the report.
Sources at the CB-CID Headquarters told The Indian Express that the investigating officials have found the laxity of the then CO,City and the SHO of the City Kotwali police station while handling the matter.
The sources said the officials did not come across even a single evidence which could corroborate that the Dalit sisters were murdered. The local police had found charred bodies of the girls from a room of their house at Kothiwal Nagar locality on December 18. The mother of the victims,Rajjo Devi had got a case registered next day alleging that a group of locals had barged into her house and immolated her daughters after outraging their modesty.
The CB-CID sources said Rajjo Devi could not help the officials in providing a clue which can confirm that any of the outsiders had entered her house forcibly the day girls died. Secondly,no evidence was found at the spot which indicated that the girls were set on fire.
The state government had handed over the probe into the case to the CB-CID on January 12,and the agency had begun the investigation on
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