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Triple rape-murder case complicated, but have got some lead: Bhandara SP


Rajdeep Sardesai,CNN-IBN
Feb 21, 2013 at 06:28pm IST

New Delhi: The police have termed the rape and murder case of three minor sisters in Bhandara in Maharashtra as very unfortunate. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bhandara Superintendent of Police Arti Singh said that though the case is very complicated, the police have managed to get some leads.

According to the Bhandara Superintendent of Police, the police are proceeding with the investigation into the case and working on all leads. When asked if the police is sure of cracking the case soon, Singh said, "We are proceeding with the investigation and working on all leads...we are leaving no stone unturned."

Arti Singh further said that an inquiry has been initiated against the station in-charge, adding that the priority of the police was to solve the case soon.

When asked about the alleged lapse on the part of the police and the alleged delay in lodging the complaint, the Bhandara SP said, "The girl's grandfather had initially gone there to lodge a missing complaint." She also reiterated that the case was quite complicated.

Three sisters, all minors were allegedly raped and murdered in Maharashtra's Bhandara district and their bodies were dumped in a well after they went missing from their school on February 14.

Preliminary post-mortem report has confirmed that the girls were raped before being murdered. Enraged villagers demanding a swift probe blocked the National Highway 6 for over 4 hours on Wednesday, while a bandh was called in the district. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and senior police officials have been rushed in to oversee the investigation.

CNN-IBN asks:

- Why did the police delay registering the FIR of the girls going missing on February 14?

- Why was an attempt made to term it an accident even after discovering the girls' bodies on February 16?

- Could swift police action have prevented this shocking rape and murder of the three minors?

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