Himachal to refer gang rape-murder case to CBI
Shimla, 14 July 2017 : Public outrage mounted on Saturday as police were still clueless in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in the Kotkhai area of Shimla district.
Residents of nearby villages demanded CBI probe into the incident to get justice for the victim whose naked body was found in the woods, 100 metres from the road, near Halaila in Kotkhai, on Thursday. Her school uniform was recovered from the spot. The victim, a Class-10 student of Government Senior School, Mahasu, had gone missing on July 3 evening.
While people from surrounding villages staged demonstrations at Gumma, 50 km from Shimla, members of some social organisations and student outfits took to the streets and held a candlelight march in the capital city. Leaders from both the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not say anything on the issue.