CID to probe cops’ role in case mess

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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  • Updated: Jan 01, 2011 00:39 IST

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will look into whether Kanpur police attempted to botch the case concerning the sodomy and murder of Divya Bhadauria (9), apart from finding out who the culprits were.

The agency will probe police’s role, recommend action against erring officials, and file an affidavit against the brother and father of the main accused, Piyush Verma, for allegedly suppressing evidence.

Divya, who died on September 27, was sodomised and killed by a son of the owner of the school she went to, a forensic report has said.

In a report submitted to the CID, the forensic science lab of Lucknow has found Piyush, son of Chandra Pal Verma, who owns Bharti Gyan Sthali School, culpable.

The CID has charged Piyush with sodomy and murder. It also plans to drop charges against Munna Singh Lodhi, who was held guilty by the Kanpur police.

Investigation officer AK Singh said the male chromosomes of Piyush had matched the sperm stains found on Divya’s clothes.

On the other hand, a Kanpur court will hear the Divya case on Monday. Additional director general (law and order) Brij Lal has asked Kanpur police to ensure tight security on the court premises before and during the hearing.

Sources said the CID was preparing an outline of the final report.

The agency will be assisted by the Lucknow Forensic Lab in gathering evidence on the case.


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