In another development, chief minister Virbhadra Singh announced a reward of Rs.1 lakh for any information on the case. He also directed the police to solve the case as soon as possible.

The Director General of Police (DGP), Himachal Pradesh, Somesh Goyal has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Kotkhai rape and murder case. “The SIT has the freedom of choosing or associating more officers to complete the investigation at the earliest,” he said.

Goyal said Inspector General of Police, Southern Range has been directed to camp at Kotkhai for investigation of the case. He has since moved there.