UP govt recommends CBI probe into Unnao rape survivor's accident case
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday night recommended a CBI probe into a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts were killed. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said in a statement that a formal request for it has been sent to the Centre.
Earlier on Monday, Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh had said the state government was ready for a CBI probe into the accident if a request is made. "The truck was over-speeding and it was raining also. Prima facie, it appears to be an accident, but a detailed unbiased probe is on in the matter," he told reporters.
"The state government is ready to recommend a CBI probe into Sunday's mishap in Rae Bareli if the victim's mother or a relative makes any request in this regard," Singh said.
On Sunday, the rape survivor, her family, and lawyer were hit by an overspeeding truck in Rae Bareli, killing two members and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.