post by Ankush/Sanjeev Rana on 14 Jul 2017,Friday
On Friday the Himachal State Govt ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the gangrape and murder of a minor at Kotkhai. Earlier, a mob vandalized police vehicles outside the Theog police station this morning. Calling the six arrests made yesterday an eyewash, the violent crowd was demanding a CBI probe.
With elections around the corner, the outrage also took a political colour with some BJP leaders staging a protest at the Kotkhai police station.
The SIT, headed by IG southern range, Zahoor Zaidi, set up after public protests had yesterday claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of six persons—Ashish Chauhan, 29, Rajinder Singh 32, Subash Singh Bisht, 42, Surat Singh (a Nepali labourer), 29, Lok Jan, another 19-year-old Nepali and Deepak, a resident of Pauri Grahwal.
The arrested were taken to Shimla’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for medical checkup under heavy police cordon. However, an angry crowd roughed them up. “Agitated at seeing them in the hospital, a woman threw her slipper on them,” said a doctor at the hospital.
Government orders on CBI probe followed angry protests in Theog where the protesters vandalised police vehicles.
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