The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight policemen, including an Inspector General (IG) Zahur H. Zaidi, for the custodial death of an accused in the sensational gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district last month, an official said.
The policemen were produced before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Shimla on Tuesday afternoon that sent them to the agency's custody till September 4. He said all of them were arrested for the custodial death of an accused.
Police said the 16-year-old girl was offered a lift in a vehicle by the accused on July 4 when she was returning home from school in Kotkhai town, some 56 from the state capital. On the way, they raped and murdered her in a nearby forest. Her naked body with injury marks was found two days later.
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