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In a major breakthrough, the CBI has arrested the key suspect in the Kotkhai rape and murder case, officials said here today.
The suspect was arrested last night and is being brought here for questioning, they said.
The officials did not reveal the identity of the suspect as it is a court-monitored probe.
They said he has been sent to the CBI custody till April 25.
Her naked body was found in the forest on July 6 and the post-mortem report confirmed rape.
The rape case had created a furore in the state before the assembly polls last year.
More anger spilled on the roads after one of the accused arrested in the case died in police custody.
During the probe, the CBI found that the five people arrested in the case by the Kotkhai police were not involved in the crime.
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