New Delhi, January 14 — Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the CBI, after hearing a petition filed by the mother of the five-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and killed in July last year, seeking a CBI inquiry into her daughter's death.
The woman had knocked the doors of the Supreme Court seeking an independent CBI probe into her daughter's rape and murder.
A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar issued notice to the probe agency, CBI, for its reply on the woman's petition.
Senior lawyer, Mahesh Jethmalani and Ravi Sharma appeared for the minor victim's mother before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The incident took place in Odisha's Nayagarh in July last year.
The present writ petition has been filed by the woman under Article 32 for violation of her fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India and therefore seeks a direction for an independent investigation to be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the rape and murder of petitioner's five year-old daughter.