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Himachal Govt. orders CBI probe of gang-rape of minor girl

ANI  |  Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

The on Friday ordered a (CBI) probe into the gang-rape and case of a minor girl that took place earlier this week in Shimla's Kotkhai.

Earlier in the day, a mob vandalized police vehicles outside the Theog police station and demanded a probe.

Yesterday, a total of six people were arrested in this matter.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Himachal, which was headed by Inspector General of Police southern range, Zahoor Zaidi, had taken the six youth to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The girl was a student at Mahasu school in Kotkhai. While returning back from school, she was kidnapped and raped. This incident happened on July 4.

Two days later, police recovered her body from that Halaila forests of Kotkhai.

The post-mortem report had revealed injury marks on the dead girl's body.

Earlier in the week, the Chief Minister had announced a reward of Rs. one lakh to anyone providing any information about the culprits.

This incident had sparked widespread outrage in the town and people came out to protest at many places, demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 18:22 IST
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