Mayawati orders CB-CID probe into death of Dalit girls
ITGD Bureau | Lucknow, January 12, 2011 | Updated 21:57 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday ordered CB-CID
probe into death of two Dalit sisters, who were allegedly burnt alive
in Moradabad district in December.
"Two girls Geeta and Neetu died in Moradabad due to burn injuries and
five persons were arrested in this connection. But as varying
statements are coming with regard to the incident the CM has ordered a
CB-CID probe," cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told reporters
The duo were allegedly burnt alive in Kothiwal Nagar area of Moradabad
district on December 18 by a mob protesting against a double murder in
which their brother was accused.
An FIR was later lodged against 12 people, of which five were arrested.
The victims' mother Rajo had claimed that a mob gathered outside her
house on January 18 and set it ablaze. While she escaped unhurt, her
daughters Gita (22) and Neetu (20) were burnt alive in the ensuing
Brother of the victims Rakesh, who worked as a sweeper here, is
accused of killing a woman and her 10-year-old daughter in a robbery
attempt on December 9.
- With inputs from PTI
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