Bhubaneswar, Feb 22: The Supreme Court (SC) today gave four-week to the Odisha government to file an affidavit on the progress in the investigation into the Pari murder case.
The victim’s mother had earlier moved the SC demanding CBI probe into the case.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the ‘Pari’ rape and murder case filed a 480-page charge sheet before the Children’s Court on Monday.
The SIT has accused only the arrested minor in the case while 85 persons have been named as witnesses to the crime.
On November 28, 2020 the state government constituted the SIT to be monitored by the High Court of Orissa to investigate into the alleged incident of murder of a five-year-old girl namely Amrita Sneha Sahu (Pari), daughter of Ashok Sahu and Soudamini Sahu of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district.
The SIT subsequently arrested the accused, a minor on December 20, 2020.