Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Nov.1 (ANI): Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the November 9 assembly elections, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh accused it of making political capital out of the recent gang rape and murder of 16-year-old Gudiya. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

He callously said, “Such incidents happen everywhere. Tell me if there is any country or state where murders don’t happen.” Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

“I had immediately written a letter to the Prime Minister when the Kothkai rape and murder incident occurred,” he said. Also Read - India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Highlights: Match Abandoned Without Toss in Dharamsala Due to Rain

“By making the Gudiya rape case an election issue, the BJP is making a mountain out of a molehill,” he added.

Singh further said, “I asked the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to hand over this case to the CBI. Now, there is a delay in the CBI’s investigation. So, we don’t know what is the conclusion yet.”

Gudiya was gang-raped and murdered in Kothkai town in Shimla district on July 4. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.