A week after a teenager was arrested for allegedly raping and killing an eight-year-old girl, whose body was found in an unoccupied shanty at Nehru Nagar, the victim’s father moved the high court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the case.
On July 1, the police arrested a 19-year-old employee with a local cable operator after DNA samples found on the victim's body matched with his.
On June 19, police had found the decomposed body of an eight-year-old girl in an unoccupied shanty after neighbours complained of foul smell. The girl had gone missing on June 6. In his petition, the victim's father alleged that the police failed to conduct "full-fledged investigations" even after three girls went missing and were later found dead.
Advocate Gunratna Sadawarte filed the petition in the court. The petitioner claimed that when a relative told him that his daughter's body was found in a shanty, he rushed there. But then senior police inspector Prakash Kale told him that it wasn't his daughter. Kale reportedly told him that the victim was around 14 years old and she had long hair.
But when the petitioner went to JJ Hospital to check the body, he found that it was his daughter.
The petitioner also claimed that despite repeated requests the police neither gave him a copy of the FIR nor the death certificate.
He also pointed out that the police had also not conducted an identification parade of the arrested teenager in connection with his daughter's murder.