Lucknow: A delegation of Congress on Thursday
met Uttar pradesh Governor B L Joshi and demanded a CBI probe
into the death of a five-year-old girl, whose body was
recovered without a kidney on June 11, and alleged killing of
the accused in the case by policemen in Barabanki district.
The party delegation led by Congress state president
Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Pramod Tewari met the Governor and
alleged that Gaya Prasad Maurya, who was picked up by the
police, who termed him as `tantrik` (exorcist) for killing the
girl, was beated to death by the policemen.
Tiwari said that policemen posted in Ghunter police
station severely beat up Gaya Prasad branding him as exorcist
and framed the girl`s uncle in the case.
Tiwari alleged that an impartial inquiry into the case
was not possible at the local level.
Since the kidney of the girl was also missing, there
is apprehension among the locals about involvement of some
gang dealing in smuggling of human organs, he said and pressed
for the CBI probe.
The police on June 14 had claimed that investigation
into the death of Savita has revealed that her kidney was
taken out and eaten by the exorcist Gaya Prasad.
Prasad who was arrested with the girl`s uncle Anil
Maurya, died in the police custody leading to suspension of
four policemen, including station officer.