Five days after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met the family of a minor Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and murdered, the Rajasthan government Tuesday recommended a CBI probe into the case. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took the decision after meeting the girl’s father Tuesday afternoon.
The girl, who came from Trimohi village along the Indo-Pak border in Barmer, was enrolled in a Senior Teaching Certificate (STC) course at the Jain Adarsh Teacher Training College in Bikaner’s Nokha town.
The victim’s body had been found in a water tank in Nokha on March 29.
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A physical training instructor, the hostel warden, and the college principal were arrested in connection with the rape and death of the girl. All three were booked under Section 306 of IPC, besides relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act.
Last week, the girl’s family, along with some Dalit organisations, had sought a CBI probe into the case. The issue was also raised at the state Congress’s three-day Dalit Sammelan, where Rahul Gandhi compared Raje government’s treatment of the issue to the Centre’s handling of the Rohith Vemula suicide case.