Rajasthan asks CBI to probe Dalit girl’s rape-murder

Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Under pressure from various quarters, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to inquire into a case of a teenaged Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and found dead under mysterious circumstances in March.

The 17-year-old Dalit girl, a resident of Trimohi village in Barmer district, was found dead in a water tank at an institute in Nokha in Bikaner district on March 29.

She was pursuing a course to become a school teacher.

“Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has decided to order a CBI inquiry into the incident,” a state home ministry official told IANS.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had met the family members of the girl on April 13 and had demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

The girl’s parents alleged their daughter was raped and murdered in the institute by a teacher and she was also subjected to caste abuse by one of the teachers.

Three teachers are at present in judicial custody till April 21 and investigations are underway.

Besides the Congress, some NGOs had also demanded a CBI inquiry.

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