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CBI Team To Interact With People Injured In Birbhum Violence

The CBI team, that reached Rampurhat late on Friday night, started the probe early on Saturday morning under the leadership of a DIG-rank officer.

Published: March 27, 2022 3:10 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

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Firefighters try to douse the fire after some miscreants set the houses on fire allegedly for avenging the killing of TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh, at Rampurhat in Birbhum district, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. At least 8 persons were burnt to death in the incident, according to officials. (PTI Photo)

Rampurhat: The forensic team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inspects the epicentre of arson and violence in Bagtui village of West Bengal’s Birbhum district for the second day on Sunday. As per media reports, the team collected samples of charred debris from the spot for further investigation. Meanwhile, sleuths of the CBI, are also scheduled to visit a hospital today to interact with those who were injured in the violence.

According to an official of the agency, CBI officers will also talk to local people in connection with the probe. “We will talk to a woman and three others, who were injured in the violence and are now undergoing treatment in a hospital, to get their version. We will also interact with local people in Bogtui village. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory personnel will continue their examinations,” the CBI official told PTI.

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Unidentified people had on March 21 set ablaze 10 houses in the village near Rampurhat town, killing at least eight people, including women and children.

A list of the villagers has been prepared so that our officials can interact with them. We have requested the administration to find out those who fled the village, the CBI official said.

The sleuths of the central agency will also interact with fire brigade officials to understand what had transpired on the dreadful night, he said.

The CBI team, that reached Rampurhat late on Friday night, started the probe early on Saturday morning under the leadership of a DIG-rank officer.

The Calcutta High Court on Friday handed over the investigation into the Birbhum killings to the central agency and set a deadline of April 7 to submit its progress report.

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