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Dec 21, 2011 at 02:26pm IST

Yogita Thakre case: Court rejects closure report

Nagpur: A Nagpur court on Wednesday rejected the CID closure report in Yogita Thakre case and directed the agency to carry out further investigation into the death mystry of the 7-year-old girl.

Her family alleges that she was murdered and did not die accidentally as the CID probe concluded, and Wednesday's verdict gave them a new hope.

On May 19, 2009, Yogita was found dead in the boot of a car in the compound of Gadkari's home in Nagpur.

The police first registered a case of accidental death, but later a case of murder. The postmortem report showed 'smothering' as the cause of death. The post mortem also shows several abrasions and wounds on Yogita's body.

In May 2010, the state CID took over the case after Yogita's father filed a PIL but the CID's closure report in December 2010 called Yogita's death accidental.

Activists have accused the police of a cover up, claiming that the car she was found in was changed on records.

Both the city police and the state CID have refused to comment on the case as the closure report is in court but with not a single suspect in the case two and half years since the incident. The question is being asked, is it a failure in investigations or an intentional cover up?