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CBI begins probe into Birbhum killings, visits Bogtui village

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
March 26, 2022 15:06 IST
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A team of Central Bureau of Investigation reached Bogtui village in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Saturday and started its investigation into the violence that claimed eight lives earlier this week.

IMAGE: CBI's Central Forensic Science Laboratory's experts collect samples from the houses where eight people were burned alive at Bogtui village in Birbhum district on March 25, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

Unidentified people had on March 21 set 10 houses on fire in the village, killing at least eight people, including women and children.

The CBI team, consisting of around 20 members, went inside the house where charred bodies of seven people were found.


"We are starting the investigation today. We have to conduct the probe on a war-footing as we have a deadline to meet," the CBI official said.

Sleuths of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, a unit of the CBI, also visited the gutted houses and started collecting samples.

The Calcutta high court on Friday handed over the investigation into the Birbhum killings to the CBI and set a deadline of April 7 to submit its progress report.

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