Wednesday, February 28, 2024

14-year-old girl found hanging in classroom, Supreme Court issues directions in plea seeking CBI probe into alleged rape and murder of minor

The Supreme Court recently issued a notice in a plea filed by a mother alleging rape and murder of her 14-year-old daughter who was found hanging in her classroom in Uttar Pradesh.

The bench of Justice A.S. Oka and Justice Ajay Rastogi heard the plea which sought transfer of the case from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police to the CBI or Delhi Police.

The bench issued directions against Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order wherein the court refused to transfer the investigations from UP and Haryana police to CBI.

Two FIRs were registered first being filed in Uttar Pradesh for alleged rape and murder of the minor girl and second being filed in Haryana for abducting 2 of her siblings and parents. The transfer sought is in relation of these two FIRs.

According to the petition a series of crime was committed against the family members of the deceased minor girl under section 120B, 365,380, 495, 506 of the Indian Penal Code where they were threatened and abducted from Noida to Haryana via Delhi.

In the present petition, the minor’s family has alleged that the family was forced to cremate the minor’s body without sending it for post mortem or even calling the police, were also forced to sign blank sheet of papers and were also confined in a classroom wrongfully. Their cell phones were also snatched from them so that they cannot click any pictures or inform police and were threatened that if they made any noise then the other children in the school will face similar consequences.

The petition also states that the family moved to Punjab and Haryana High Court as no action was taken on part of UP and Haryana police, in order to get the case transferred to Delhi Police or CBI but the sought relief was not granted by the High Court.

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The petitioner has also submitted that by leaving the minor’s body hanging in the classroom the principal of the school and other  accused have committed a cruel and degrading act by not informing police or even the doctors in order to save the minor’s life.

The transfer of investigation has been sought in furtherance of series of crime committed within the territorial jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.


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