CBI close to cracking Budaun case

CBI close to cracking Budaun case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is close to cracking the alleged gang-rape and murder of two teenaged cousins in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun district last month.

According to the police sources here, the investigating agency had collected crucial evidence in connection with the case, that had triggered nation-wide outrage and condemnation, and could unravel the mystery in the next few days.

Sources also said that the CBI planned to file a charge sheet in the matter once it received the DNA report from a Hyderabad laboratory. The agency now has sufficient evidence to crack the case, they added.

A six-member CBI team visited Katara Sadatganj village again on Friday and quizzed the families of the two victims as well as the kin of the accused. The officials also went to the mango orchard where the victims’ bodies were found hanging from a tree.

The agency had run a polygraph test on the five accused as well as the victims family members. The Uttar Pradesh government had recommended a CBI probe into the matter after which the premier investigating agency took over the case on June 12. 

The police have arrested six accused, including two cops and three brothers. Another accused is yet to be traced.

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