Punjab govt. appoints special prosecutor, seeks fast-track trial
Chandigarh: Punjab Police presented the challan in the Hoshiarpur rape-murder case of a six-year-old Dalit girl in court on Friday, after completing investigations into the horrendous incident in less than 10 days.
Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab Dinkar Gupta said technical evidences and DNA samples were taken for forensic examination to state-of-the art laboratories. A board of medical officers conducted the post-mortem examination of the deceased.
Two accused in the case were arrested on the night of October 21, hours after the minor girl was raped and murdered before being burnt in Tanda village of Hoshiarpur district.
A special prosecutor has been appointed for expeditious proceedings in the case, in which the state government has sought a fast-track trial to ensure speedy justice for the victim.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had sought to give a political colour by comparing it with the Hathras horror that is under CBI probe at present.
Captain Amarinder, who also holds the Home portfolio, had directed the Punjab Police to submit chargesheet in court within 10 days. The police submitted final report in special court of Neelam Arora in a record time of 9 days after completing the probe.
In a desperate bid to exploit the incident for political gains, the BJP had tried to compare it with the Hathras case, where the justice still eludes the victim’s family The BJP had even sought shifting of the case outside UP.