CBI Takes Over Hathras Probe From UP Police

The police have come under sharp criticism for forcibly cremating the woman’s body. (File)

New Delhi:

The CBI will take investigate the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district by a group of so-called “upper caste” men, taking over the case that has triggered a nationwide outcry.

The woman, who was allegedly attacked on Sept 14 in a field near her home died two weeks later. The incident sparked nationwide protests.

While the family say the woman died as the result of a brutal sexual assault, the state police has contended that the woman died due to a neck injury, saying no sperm was found in her forensic samples.


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