Probe into rape, murder of three Maharashtra girls on: Shinde
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the probe into the rape and murder of three minor sisters in Maharashtra's Bhandara district was on track and added that a local police officer was suspended for not acting promptly and professionally.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said the probe into the rape and murder of three minor sisters in Maharashtra's Bhandara district was on track and added that a local police officer was suspended for not acting promptly and professionally.
"SP (Superintendent of Police) Bhandara, Dr. Arati Singh and senior officers visited the area and the investigation is ongoing. The state government has reported that the in-charge of the police station was suspended on February 19 as he did not deal with the complainant promptly and professionally.
"Teams from Maharashtra Police have been formed to pursue different lines of investigation and to track the offenders," said Shinde's statement tabled in the Lok Sabha.
Shinde said he was "deeply shocked at the despicable, ghastly and brutal manner in which three minor girls from the same family were brutally raped and murdered and then thrown into an abandoned well near Murwadi village" in the district.
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