Congress demands CBI inquiry into Gohana Dalit teen’s death

Gohana: The Congress Party on Saturday said ordering a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe of killing of a 15year-old Dalit in Gohana, Haryana, was not sufficient and demanded an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“There should be a CBI inquiry of this case because of the direct involvement of police officials. I don’t think the SIT probe is sufficient enough for this case,” Congress leader Kumari Selja told reporters after meeting family members of the victim.

“The chief minister is saying that it is a case of suicide and he has received this information unofficially. What does he mean by unofficial there? What were the reports on the ground of which he was saying it is a case of suicide?” she added.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had claimed the 15-year-old Dalit boy who had committed suicide.

Today, the Haryana Government ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe of the incident.
A three-member committee, including a DSP-level officer from Rohtak and two inspectors will probe the case.
Fifteen-year-old Govinda’s body was found hanging near his house in Gohana’s Govindpura area on Thursday.

The family claimed that he was charged with stealing a pigeon, and then, brutally beaten up in police custody.

No FIR was registered against him and the two cops had reportedly asked for money to settle the case outside the police station.

Post-mortem findings have suggested that injury marks found on Govinda’s body were seven to eight days old.

Two policemen in connection with the incident have been suspended. The police had lodged an FIR against the two cops of Gohana police station-assistant sub-inspectors Subhash and Ashok-and charged them with murder.