A Noida doctor told a court on Tuesday that when he was on way to conduct the post mortem examination of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar, her uncle made him talk to one Dr Dogra. He also added that the body was possibly tampered with.
“Dinesh Talwar, brother of Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar, handed me a phone and said Dr Dogra wanted to talk to me. I thought it was AIIMS’s forensic medicine head (Dr TD Dogra),” Sunil Kumar Dohre, deputy CMO, Gautam Budh Nagar, told the Ghaziabad CBI court.
The 14-year-old girl was found murdered in her Noida home on May 16, 2008. A day later, body of domestic help Hemarj was found on the terrace of her home.
Rajesh and his wife Nupur, both dentists, are being tried for the sensational double murder. Dogra told Dr Dohre to collect blood samples as a whisky bottle was recovered from the crime scene. "I told Dogra that all the necessary samples would be taken."
On May 16, 2008, he was called for the autopsy of a "VIP" body, Dr Dohre said. A whitish fluid was found on Aarushi's genitals the source of which was not the victim's body, he said. The genitals were dilated and it could have been due to tampering before or after death, he said.
Dr Dohre, whose testimony is considered crucial to the CBI's claim of dressing up of the crime scene and use of a golf stick and a sharp-edge instrument as murder weapons, explained the injuries to Aarushi and Hemraj. The pattern of cuts on their throats seemed similar, Dohre, who didn't conduct but was present during Hemraj's autopsy, said.
He said two of Aarushi's injuries seemed to be caused by a blunt weapon, possibly a golf stick, and two by a sharp-edged weapon, which could be a small surgical instrument. Talwar's counsel will cross-examine Dr Dohre on Wednesday.