Kotkhai rape-murder case: CBI arrests Himachal Pradesh IGP, 7 cops for custodial death of accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Himachal Pradesh IGP Zahur Zaidi and seven other policemen in connection with Kotkhai rape suspect Surat Singh's custodial death case.

Kotkhai rape-murder case: CBI arrests Himachal Pradesh IGP, 7 cops for custodial death of accused

Shimla: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Inspector General (IG) Zahur H Zaidi and seven other policemen in connection with Kotkhai rape suspect Surat Singh's custodial death case.

A Class 10 student was allegedly raped and murdered in Kotkhai area of Shimla district on July 4 after she took a lift on a vehicle driven by one of the accused Rajender.

The body of the victim was recovered from the nearby Halila forest two days later. Six persons were arrested in connection with the case.

The arrested persons are prime accused Rajinder Singh, who offered her the lift, Ashish Chauhan, Subhash Bisht, Deepak Kumar, Suraj Singh and Lokjan.

However, a new twist in the case came after Rajinder Singh allegedly murdered fellow accused Surat Singh in the police lock-up in Shimla on July 19.

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