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police should take the criminal investigation in lightly

Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has drawn flak from a trial court for its "non-professional and casual" manner in charging a person only with a milder offence of attempt to rape while the case was prima facie that of gang rape and murder of a girl.

"The chargesheet has been filed in a most non-professional and casual manner by invoking lesser offences. I am deeply anguished to note that till date the investigating agency has not even bothered to probe the aspect of the cause of the girl's death," said additional sessions judge ( ASJ) Kamini Lau.

Despite medical records suggesting that the 15-year-old girl was raped, police charged accused Hitesh only with attempt to rape and causing grievous hurt to her, Lau said.

The court's observations came while putting Hitesh on trial for murder, kidnapping, gang rape, destruction of evidence, among other offences. He is accused of allegedly gang raping the girl with the help of his friend, Monu.
SOURCE: The Times of India



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