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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Jind rape case: Second autopsy fails to unravel death mystery

Sat Singh, Hindustan Times  Rohtak, August 28, 2013
First Published: 10:14 IST(28/8/2013) | Last Updated: 10:17 IST(28/8/2013)

The second post-mortem of a 20-year-old Dalit girl, whose mutilated body was found in Jind on Sunday, failed to ascertain whether it was a case of rape, murder or suicide.

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The victim's family had staged a protest on Monday, alleging that she was raped before being killed and demanded her second post-mortem at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS).

The girl from Baniya Khera village of Jind district had gone missing on August 24 from the town, where she had come to take her reappear examination of junior basic training.

After the victim's family got a missing complaint registered, police found her body from the outskirts of the town.

After the first post-mortem on Monday, doctors of the Jind civil hospital had ruled out a murder and rape case and had preserved the samples for viscera report.

But, after the outrage, a team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) had reached the town and ordered the victim's second post-mortem on Monday.

A three-doctor panel, headed by Dr SK Dhatterwal, at the PGIMS said: "Our post-mortem report is based on four parameters - scene of crime (photos), clothes, body, samples of saliva and genital organs."

Dr Dhatterwal said that in this case, as the post-mortem was already performed at the Jind civil hospital, the clothes, genitals and other vital organs of the body were taken out and preserved. "So, currently we are not sure about anything and will only be able to give a final word after examination of viscera is complete, which will take a week," he said.

He said: "We have not been able to reach any conclusion, but it's true that the body had bite marks on the right breast and minor injury marks on the rest of the body."

He said that the initial reports pointed towards no sexual intercourse or forceful intimidation.

Meanwhile, the victim's family, who initially refused to budge till all accused were arrested, agreed to take possession of the body around 4pm.

As a preventive measure, police guarded the way from Medical Mor to Subhash Chowk here to maintain law and order.


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