Later on July 13, six people were arrested on charges of rape and murder and after five days of an arrest, one of the accused Suraj Singh who was a Nepali national died in a police custody.
The accused who were arrested are Rajendra Singh alias Raju (driver-cum-orchard manager), Ashish Chauhan (son of an orchardist), Subhash Singh Bisht and Deepak (both from Uttarakhand) and Lokjas alias Chottu who is also a Nepali national.
Earlier in July, the Himachal Pradesh High Court transferred the two cases to the CBI after the custodial death of Suraj Singh came to light.
On August 29, the CBI arrested eight policemen, Inspector General of Police Zahur H Zaidi, who was heading the Special Investigation Team probing the crime; Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj Joshi; former Station House Officer Rajinder Singh, a Sub-Inspector; Assistant Sub-Inspector Deep Chand; Head Constables - Surat Singh, Mohan Lal, and Rafiq Ali and Constable Ranjit Streta.
Former Superintendent of Police Shimla, DW Negi was summoned by CBI on November 16, who was initially supervising the investigation of the rape and murder case before setting up the Special Investigation Team (SIT)