In an important development in the Budaun incident in which two cousin sisters were gang-raped and murdered, Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths working on the case took distant relatives and fathers of the girls to Delhi on Sunday morning. Two minor girls from Katra Sadatganj village in Budaun were found dead on the intervening night of May 27 and 28. Family members had alleged the girls were murdered after rape by three youths from Katra Sadatganj village and two constables were also booked for criminal conspiracy subsequently.
The CBI team working on the case had conducted narco test and polygraph analysis on three brothers accused of the criminal act, Pappu Yadav, Awadesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and two police constables Sarvesh Yadav and Chattrapal Singh. This time key eyewitnesses and distant relatives of the girls Babu Ram alias Najru and Ram Babu and fathers of the two girls will be quizzed.
Budaun police superintendent L R Kumar, who had grilled Pappu before the case was transferred to CBI said “testimonies of two persons, Pappu and Najru, are extremely crucial to get to the bottom of things. We had brought them face to face last month but the face off only ended up complicating things further. The two maintained that the other person was misrepresenting facts.” Now, CBI is expected to solve the mystery.
During probe, it became clear that Pappu had remained in constant touch with the elder of the two cousins. From call detail record examination cops found out that Pappu and the girl exchanged close to 380 phone calls in a period of four months. CBI recovered a damaged phone the 16-year-old used and were making efforts to retrieve conversations recorded in the preloaded software on the phone.