New Delhi: The Supreme Court has handed over the investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl studying in a boarding school in Uttar Pradesh to the CBI. A bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravi Kumar directed the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to hand over the files and documents of the concerned case to the CBI within four weeks.

The bench directed, “We have taken cognizance of the complaint made by the petitioner who happens to be the mother of the deceased and who has lost her minor daughter of 14 years at the time when the closure report is submitted. Investigating Officer.” It said in its recent order, “Before we proceed with the matter, the papers/documents in connection with the investigation be handed over by the State of Uttar Pradesh and the State of Haryana to Respondent No. 4 (CBI). Within four weeks the FIR and respondent No. 4 are allowed to inquire into the allegations made by the petitioner within a period of four weeks.” The bench listed the matter for further hearing on July 11.

The apex court’s order came on an appeal filed by the mother of the deceased against the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had refused to transfer the probe to the CBI. According to the petition, the girl was found hanging in her boarding school class in 2020 after which her parents have alleged that it is a case of rape and murder. The girl’s mother had alleged that it was a heinous crime of alleged rape and murder and later the family members were abducted.

The family alleged that when they were called to school, their phones and other belongings were snatched to ensure that no photographs were taken or the police were called. He said that he was stopped in a class of the school and forced to sign some blank papers and even forced to cremate the body of the deceased without the police or any post-mortem Was. It has been said in the petition that on the instructions of the school principal, two men forcibly put them in a vehicle and dropped them in a village in Haryana where they live. After no action was taken by the police in Haryana, the family approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, where they filed a case of kidnapping, and in Uttar Pradesh where they filed an FIR for the rape and murder of their daughter.