Initial investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has indicated that the Badaun murder could be a case of honour killing, say sources. The development comes after lie detector and polygraph tests were conducted on the family members of the victims.
According to sources, the CBI will conduct a custodial investigation of the family members next week. So far, five people including 2 police officers have been arrested in connection to the case.
CBI on Thursday had also completed the lie-detector tests on all the five accused in the Badaun double rape and murder case and had then said it recorded some “deviations” in their statements.
Without revealing the specifics, the sources said that on some questions, there were “deviations” during the tests. Sharing any further details may hamper the investigation, they added.
The two girls, cousins aged 14 and 15 years, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in the Ushait area on May 28. Post-mortem reports of the two girls confirmed that they were raped before murder.
The five accused – brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav – have been arrested in connection with the case which has sparked nation-wide outrage and led to concerns over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
CBI sources, without revealing the details of the process, said that several questions related to the crime and their alleged involvement in it were put to the accused during the tests.