Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday filed status report on investigation into the alleged rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Lakhimpur district before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, which fixed July 4 as the next date of hearing.

A division vacation bench of Justices SN Shukla and DK Arora while fixing July 4 as the next date asked the state government to file complete investigation report.

The status report on investigation of the case was filed on behalf of the state government by Advocate General Jyotindra Mishra.

The court was hearing a PIL by a local lawyer seeking direction for a CBI probe into the case.

The court was hearing a PIL by a local lawyer, who while seeking CBI probe into the incident also sought a direction for compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the victim's family to be deducted from the policemen concerned.

He had also sought direction for dismissal of the police personnel, whose name has come up into the light.

The victim's body was found hanging inside the Nighasan police station in the district on June 10, sparking protests from opposition parties which demanded nothing short a CBI probe.

The victim's mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered after which 11 policemen were placed under suspension.

While local police ruled out murder citing postmortem report, the state government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident, removed SP Lakhimpur besides lodging an FIR against three policemen.

The second postmortem conducted by a panel of expert from Lucknow confirmed that the girl was strangulated, but ruled out rape.

The parents of the girl had submitted an application for a CBI probe into the matter on Thursday. 

(Agencies)