Badaun gang rape: SIT constituted to probe case
A four-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the shocking gangrape and murder case of two teenaged sisters in Katra Sadatganj village here, officials said.
‘The Special Investigating Team headed by circle officer of Ujhani, Mukesh Saxena has been set up for investigating the case’, SSP Atul Kumar Saxena said.
The SSP said that SIT visited the village on Friday and talked to the complainants and witnesses.
The team got the houses of the accused opened and searched them, Saxena said adding that help of the witness was being taken for preparing the sketches of the two unidentified accused and the entire process was being videographed.
The case is being monitored at the government level and taking the seriousness of the matter for solving it promptly, the investigations have been taken from sadar kotwali inspector Veerpal Sirohi, the SSP said.
The SIT was constituted after family members of the victims said that they have no faith on the UP police. Father of one of the girls, whose body was found hanging, had told reporters that they were being threatened by the powerful people of the village and said he would leave the village with his family lock, stock and barrel.
‘Help of the witness is being taken for preparing the sketches of the two unidentified accused and the entire process was being videographed,’ the SSP said.
Sirohi, SSI of Usait police state BS Punia and inspector Bharat Kumar posted in Bareilly will assist Mukesh Saxena in the SIT, the SSP said.
The two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree in a village in Ushait area in Badaun, sparking a nation-wide outrage.
The girls went missing on 27 May and their bodies were found a few hours later hanging from a tree.
Badaun is 300 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.
Five accused - three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav - have been arrested in the case. The two accused policemen have been terminated from their service.