Updated: 05/31/2014 21:27 | By Agence France-Presse

Indian state seeks federal probe into gang-rape murder of two girls

The chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh requested a federal police investigation Saturday into the brutal gang-rape and murder of two girls, the Press Trust of India reported.


Indian state seeks federal probe into gang-rape murder of two girls

Activists from The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and Indian Students Union protest in New Delhi, on May 31, 2014, against the gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh - by Raveendran

State chief minister Akhilesh Yadav recommended the Central Bureau of Investigation probe the crimes against the two cousins, aged 12 and 14, whose bodies were found hanging from a tree Wednesday, as public anger over the deaths mounted. 

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