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CBI arrests six in connection with kidnap and murder of 12-year-old girl

The girl had gone missing from her house in Jawaharlal Road in Muzaffarpur in September, 2012. She had been kidnapped after the accused cut the window grill of her room.

patna Updated: Apr 30, 2018 18:01 IST
Press Trust of India, Muzaffarpur
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The incident led to huge outcry and the Nitish Kumar government recommended a CBI probe following a request by the girl’s parents in September, 2013.(HT/Photo for representation)

Six people have been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and sent to jail by a court in Muzaffarpur in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a 12-year-old girl, a CBI counsel said on Monday.

The accused, Shah Alam Shabbu, Vikrant Shukla, Brajesh Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Vimal Agrawal and Abhay Gupta, were arrested by the agency on Saturday night at its state headquarters in Patna where it had summoned them for interrogation, CBI pleader H A Khan said.

The accused were produced before special CBI Judge Amit Kumar Dixit at his residence on Sunday who remanded them to 14 days’ judicial custody, he said.

The girl had gone missing from her house in Jawaharlal Road in Muzaffarpur in September, 2012. She had been kidnapped after the accused cut the window grill of her room.

Following the incident, the state witnessed a huge outcry and the Nitish Kumar-led government recommended a CBI probe following a request by the girl’s parents in September, 2013. The agency began investigating in February, 2014 upon a direction from the Supreme Court.

The CBI later recovered a skeleton from a ditch close to her residence and DNA tests confirmed that it was of the girl.

First Published: Apr 30, 2018 18:01 IST