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Hathras case: CBI Questions Hathras Victim’s Family

In Boolgarhi, Hathras, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team investigating the Hathras case summoned her two brothers and father to their camp office on Wednesday and questioned them for about seven hours.

Hathras, a city in Uttar Pradesh that recently witnessed the gangrape of a twenty year old dalit girl has been the topic of discussion for days now. The girl’s body was cremated midnight and the whole country came together demanding justice for the victim.

The elder brother was taken to the temporary office, which was set up on Tuesday in the office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture, Hathras. He later told reporters that he was not interrogated and was just made to sit and sign on Tuesday’s list of evidence gathered from the village.

He also said the evidence included soil from the crime scene, ashes and pieces of bones collected by the family from the cremation spot, the victim’s slippers and the cane collected by the family from the cremation site. It could help find out what material was used to cremate the victim by the investigation agency.

What’s interesting is that the cane was still with the family. Before the SIT took over the investigation, the investigating officer (IO) Brahm Singh said they had collected everything they could find. He said, referring to Ram Shabd, who was suspended after the SIT preliminary report, “You should note, I was not the first IO in the case.”

It was Mr. Singh that recorded the victim’s statement at the J.N. Aligarh Medical College relating to the Hathras case and Hospital and added to the FIR the sections on gang rape.

Uttar Pradesh is a state that has more number of women related crimes than we can count. From old wives’ tales to the idea of building a Supernation, nothing can change the casteism, racism, crime, oppressions and sufferings among the common UP people.

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