Political parties and student federations today took to streets, demanding immediate arrest of the person involved in the rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kotkhai.
The police have constituted three teams to probe the matter and questioned a number of persons, including her classmates and relatives, but the accused is yet to be arrested.
The post-mortem report has stated that the girl was raped and strangled. The police have registered a case.
The victim did not return from school on July 4, following which her family members launched a search and informed the police. Two days later, her body was recovered from the nearby Haliala jungle.
Comparing the brutal murder with Nirbhaya, the BJP demanded immediate action against the accused.
Student organisations, including the ABVP, the SFI and the NSUI, lodged their protest and took out a candlelight march from the Deputy Commissioner’s office to Sher-e-Punjab, demanding justice for the victim.
BJP Vice President Ganesh Dutt targeted the state government over the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state. He said that the crime graph in Shimla has risen as the police was not taking its duty seriously and tried to hush up most of the cases.
Outrage in Shimla, Kotkhai over minor's rape and murder 8 Jul 2017