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Rahul meets family of Rajasthan girl found dead in water tank


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Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of a minor Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and found dead under mysterious circumstances in her institute’s water tank in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district.

Gandhi visited the 17-year-old girl’s Trimohi village in Barmer, over 550 km from Jaipur. She was pursuing a course to become a school teacher from the institute in Bikaner but was found dead on March 29.

The girl’s parents alleged their daughter was raped and murdered in the institute by a teacher and she was also subjected to caste abuse by a teacher.

Three of the teachers are presently under judicial custody till April 21 and investigations are underway into the incident.

Gandhi spent about half an hour with the family members of the girl.

He inquired about the incident and also the state government agencies’ action in the case.

Talking to the media, Gandhi said: "We want that the family should get justice. It is the duty of state government to provide justice to the family."

"Proper inquiry should be conducted into the incident," he said, demanding "a CBI inquiry".

The Congress vice president is scheduled to address a Congress Dalit convention here later Wednesday.

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