New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday (October 27) transferred the trial of Hathras gang rape case to the Allahabad HC, saying that while the latter will consider all aspects related to the case, CBI will file status reports there.

The apex court said, "Plea for transfer of trial out of UP will be considered later after the probe is completed by CBI.”

The apex court also added, “All the aspects of the case, including monitoring of the probe and providing security to the victim’s family as well as the witnesses, would be considered by the high court.”

SC's direction came on a batch of pleas which have sought a court-monitored probe into the case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries.

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A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian had on October 15 reserved its verdict on a public interest litigation (PIL) and several intervention pleas of activists and lawyers who have argued that a fair trial was not possible in Uttar Pradesh as the probe has allegedly been botched up.

The bench considered the request of Uttar Pradesh government and asked the Allahabad High Court to delete the victim’s name from one of its orders on a PIL pending there.

A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.

The victim was cremated in the dead of the night near her home on September 30. Her family alleged they were forced by the local police to hurriedly conduct her last rites. Local police officers, however, said the cremation was carried out "as per the wishes of the family".