New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which took over the investigation into the Hathras alleged rape case, reached the crime scene on Tuesday. The police have cordoned off the crime scene, the farm field in Boolgarhi, where four upper-caste men had allegedly attacked the 19-year-old Dalit woman on September 14. Also Read - NEET 2020: UP Scrap Dealer's Son Clears Medical Entrance Test in 9th Attempt | Read His Story
The CBI team is also expected to recreate the crime scene and speak to the eyewitnesses present there on September 14. Later in the day, the team will also visit the home of the victim to speak with the mother and brother to know exactly what happened on the day, reports said. Also Read - Hathras Case: Supreme Court Directs Allahabad HC to Monitor 'All Aspects' of CBI Probe
The CBI team has collected all the case-related documents and medical records of the victim. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Woman's Headless Body Found Stuffed in Sack in Meerut
Earlier on Sunday, the CBI had registered a case under Sections 376D (gang rape), 307 (attempt to murder), 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a day after it received a central notification issued on a request by the Uttar Pradesh government.
Yesterday, family members of the victim maintained before the Allahabad High Court that she was cremated in the middle of the night without their consent and their lawyer said they wanted the trial shifted out of the state.
Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxar and Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal told the court that the decision on the cremation was taken by the local administration and police, and there were no instructions or pressure from the state government.
Senior Uttar Pradesh administration and police officials, also summoned by the court, said the late-night cremation was due to law and order considerations.