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Delhi CM Kejriwal announces magisterial probe into rape of minor dalit girl

Four people, including the priest, have been arrested in connection with the case

PTI04_25_2021_000019B Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old dalit girl, announcing Rs 10 lakh compensation for family. The girl died under suspicious circumstances, even as her parents alleged that she was raped and her body was forcibly cremated by a crematorium's priest, according to police. Four people, including the priest, have been arrested in connection with the case.

"The murder of a nine-year-old innocent in Delhi after subjecting her to brutality is very shameful. There is a need to improve the law and order situation in Delhi. The culprits should be given capital punishment at the earliest," the chief minister had tweeted in Hindi.

Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam had met the victim's family on Monday. "This is a very shocking matter. I have spoken to the DCP and the district magistrate here. I asked them that the matter should be investigated in a fast-track manner. The statement of the parents should be immediately recorded without any delay," he said.

-Inputs from PTI

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