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Jul 15, 2013 at 03:47pm IST

Barasat gangrape case: President assures victim's family of justice

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday assured Barasat gangrape victim's family of justice in the case. The victim's family met the President and sought Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) intervention in the case.

The family also requested him for a speedy trial in the case. "We have no faith in the CID investigation...Only one demand we made in front of the President that he order a CBI enquiry and that justice should be very fast in a fast track court," one of the family members told reporters here after the meeting.

The members also asked the President to provide security for the women in the village.

The President gave us a patient hearing and assured us that he will convey the demand to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of State for Personnel as he cannot order the CBI enquiry, he said.

"He said he will try his level best to get justice for the family. He assured us that justice will not be denied to us," the victim's kin said.

The girl, a college student, was brutally gangraped and murdered in Barasat under North 24-Parganas district of West Bengal on June 7.

Last month, the Calcutta High Court had directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit on investigations in to the Barasat gangrape and murder case. Seven people have been arrested so far.

(With additional inputs from PTI)