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Badaun sisters had committed suicide, were not raped: CBI

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cbiNew Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) A CBI probe into the death of two teenage cousins, whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district in May, has concluded that they committed suicide, debunking allegations that the girls were gangraped and murdered.

“Based on around 40 scientific reports, CBI has concluded that the two minor girls in the Badaun case had not been raped and murdered as had been alleged in the FIR.

“Investigation has concluded that it is a case of suicide,” CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said here today.

CBI, which took over the investigation in June, said there was no evidence of murder and sexual assault on the girls. The agency is likely to file its final report tomorrow at Badaun court.

The CBI had already decided not to file a charge sheet against the five persons arrested by Uttar Pradesh police — Pappu, Awadhesh and Urvesh Yadav (all three brothers) and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav — in connection with alleged rape and murder of the cousins –aged 14 and 15–whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in last week of May.

The sensational incident had sparked national outrage with the Samajwadi Party government in the state coming under fire on the issue of law and order situation.

CBI sources said there was no evidence linking the accused to the murder.

“The Medical Board has come to conclusion that sexual assault on either of the victims appears doubtful,” a senior CBI official had said.

The CBI had taken help of the Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) which ruled out sexual assault on the two girls.

There were also conflicting statements by the parents of the two cousins. The sources said the CDFD report had cleared a lot of doubts related to allegations of sexual assault.

The five persons had cleared the lie-detection test.


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