The CBI had filed the first status report on August 2 and sought three months time but the court gave two weeks for filing the final status report.
The case was handed over to the CBI by the high court on 19 July on the state government’s plea amid public outburst against the state police and the CBI filed two FIRs on July 22.
The 16-year-old girl had gone missing after school hours on July 4 from Haliala forest in Kotkhai area of Shimla district.
Her bare body was found in the forest on July 6 and the postmortem report confirmed rape.
The DGP constituted the SIT headed by an officer of IG rank which arrested six persons and one of the accused was killed while in police custody in Kotkhai police station.
This trigerred protests across the state and the government then handed over the case to the CBI.
( Source – PTI )