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Feb 21, 2013 at 05:54pm IST

Setback for Gadkari as Nagpur court rejects CID closure report in Yogita Thakre murder case

Nagpur: In a major setback for former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, a Nagpur court on Thursday rejected the closure report of the CID in the Yogita Thakre murder case. The body of Yogita Thakre was found in a car in the residential compound of Gadkari in Nagpur.

The court has taken the contentions raised by Yogita Thakre's father as a private complaint. Thakre, a seven-year-old girl was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in a car at Gadkari's residence in May 2009.

Both the CID and the Nagpur Police have described the death of the girl as an accident. But the girl's family has alleged that she was murdered and the police were trying to hush up the matter. A Nagpur court had earlier rejected the closure report of the state CID in December 2012, and had ordered a reinvestigation.

Claiming that her daughter was murdered, Yogita's mother Vimal Thakre has said that when she saw her daughter's body "there were fresh wounds all over her and blood was coming out of her mouth". The post mortem report, a copy of which is with CNN-IBN, had showed 'smothering' as the cause of death.