India, April 27 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the murder of 22-year-old Bhuneshwar Sahu in communal violence in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara district in April last year.

A statement from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said the CBI on Friday re-registered a case of the Biranpur incident on a request from the Chhattisgarh government that was received on April 25, 2024, as well as further notification by the Union government's Department of Personnel and Training on April 26.

Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister Vijay Sharma, who also holds the Home portfolio, in February 2024, had announced that the state government would recommend a CBI probe into the incident.

On April 8 last year, some childre...