Children of a 35-year-old widow, who was found brutally murdered in the Mohanlalganj area, on Friday joined a dharna that her family has been holding at Lucknow's GPO Crossing for the past three days to demand a CBI probe in the case.
"We are sitting on a dharna with two children of my daughter and other relatives at GPO Crossing. We will continue to press for CBI investigation. The government has not yet recommended a CBI probe into the incident and we are waiting for it," the victim's father told PTI on Friday.
"I have sent a registered letter to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and DGP AL Banerjee demanding a CBI probe," brother-in-law of the victim said.
The family has been sitting on a relay dharna since July 22. The woman's six-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter joined them on Friday.
The relatives claim that they wrote a letter to the DGP and chief minister for CBI probe on July 22 and allege that the police are trying to hush-up the case.
Secretary (Home) Kamal Saxena, however, said on Thursday that the government had not yet received any request from the family regarding a CBI probe.
The woman from Deoria district was murdered on the night of July 16 after she resisted rape bid, according to police.
Guard of a private security firm, Ram Sewak Yadav (38), was arrested for the crime on July 20.