New Delhi: Wrapping up its probe in the
Bhanwari Devi murder case, the CBI on Monday claimed it has
corroborative evidence to establish that the 36-year-old nurse
was murdered and burnt allegedly at the behest of a political
Highly-placed sources in the agency said the auxiliary
nurse had been strangulated and later burnt. Her ashes along
with belongings were dumped in the nearby Rajiv Gandhi canal.
One of the accused had told the CBI that her watch was
also dumped in the canal, prompting the agency to seek help of
the Rajasthan government in stopping the water flow to enable
the investigators with the state police to look for the pieces
The CBI had found the replaced latch of the watch from
the residence of Bhanwari and it was identified by her son.
The sources said that some of the political leaders in
the state were aware of the conspiracy to murder her.
The identification of Bhanwari`s belongings by the son
has corroborated the statement of one of the main accused,
Kailash Jakhar, who had said that he had thrown her belongings
in the canal.
The case saw a political turmoil in Rajasthan leading to
resignation of Mahipal Maderna as water resources minister. He
is at present in jail. Another Congress legislator Malkhan
Singh Bishnoi was also arrested by the CBI.