New Delhi, Nov 27:
The CBI Thursday announced that its probe had found that the two young girls who were found hanging from tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun in May had committed suicide and were not gangraped and murdered.
The sensational case had made headlines in India and outside and led to a political furore.
“Based on around 40 scientific reports, CBI has concluded that the two minor girls in the Badaun case had not been sexually assaulted and murdered as had been alleged in the FIR,” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said here
“Investigation has concluded that it is a case of suicide,” Prasad said, adding the agency is likely to file its final report in the court “shortly”.
The girls, aged 14 and 15, were found hanging from a mango tree near their village in the last week of May.