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Alwar rape case: CBI to start probe after DOPT nod

January 17, 2022, 9:29 pm

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has sent a recommendation to the Department of Personal and Training in the case of rape with a specially-abled girl. Now, the CBI will wait for the DOPT nod before launching a probe into the case that has kicked off a political controversy. The state government had decided to hand over the probe to CBI after the demand for the same was raised by social organizations and the girl’s family members.

The state home department send the recommendation for handing over the Alwar case to the CBI and the documents of the case to the DOPT on Monday a day after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made an announcement in this regard.

The union government now has to decide whether it considers this case worthy of a CBI inquiry or not. The handing over of the Alwar case to the CBI has slowed down the pace of investigation by the local police.

It may take up to two weeks for the CBI to get the DOPT approval and then go through case files. The investigation is likely to remain stalled till then.

A specially-abled minor girl was found lying in a pool of blood under the Tijara flyover in Alwar town on Tuesday. It was alleged that the girl was raped and then thrown off the bridge by unknown assailants.

Doctors revealed that sharp objects were inserted into the genitals of the minor girl, causing grave injuries to her internal organs. She was admitted to JK Lon hospital in Jaipur, where she is currently undergoing treatment.

First published: January 17, 2022