Hashkhali Rape Case: Father Claims Body Snatched At Gunpoint, Probe Underway

New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday is likely to speak to the father of the girl who was gang-raped in West Bengal’s Nadia district, after he alleged that his daughter’s body was snatched at gunpoint for cremation, an officer said.

A CBI team, which has two woman officers, reached Hashkhali on Wednesday night, he said.

The CBI team visited the Hashkhali police station, and took into its custody the case diary and other documents related to the investigation, he added.

“We have collected the case diary and other documents related to the investigation. We may go and meet the father of the girl and record his statement today,” the officer told PTI.

The father, who is in hospital, had claimed on Wednesday that the accused had snatched her daughter’s body at gunpoint and cremated her.

The girl’s parents have been alleging that they were threatened with dire consequences if they reported the matter to the police.

The CBI team is also likely to visit the house of the prime accused where the crime was perpetrated, the officer said.

The girl, a student of class 9, died after she was allegedly gang-raped at a party in that house on April 4.

Nadia Minor Gang-Rape Case 

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped when she went to a birthday party of local TMC leader Samar Goala’s son Braj Gopal Goala (21) on the night of April 4. She died on April 5. The victim’s family alleged that the body was cremated without an autopsy under pressure from a local Trinamool Congress panchayat leader, whose son Braj Gopal Goala (21) is the prime accused in the case.

A police complaint was lodged five days after the incident (April 10). The Calcutta High Court ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case on April 12.

TMC leader Samar Goala’s son Braja Gopal Goala (21), who is the prime accused in West Bengal’s Nadia gang rape case, was arrested on April 12. A second accused, Prabhakar Poddar, too, was arrested based on Braja Gopal Goala’s statement.

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