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Man acquitted in murder case for lack of evidence

Booked on charges of murder, a resident of Chajjumajra village in SAS Nagar, was acquitted on Thursday as the prosecution failed to prove the allegations against him for lack of evidence.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 18, 2014 13:54 IST
Shailee Dogra

Booked on charges of murder, a resident of Chajjumajra village in SAS Nagar, was acquitted on Thursday as the prosecution failed to prove the allegations against him for lack of evidence.

Considering failure of the police to trace the complainant with whom the accused had made an extra judicial confession, and to get the DNA profiling of the blood-stained clothes found from the murder spot, district and sessions judge SK Aggarwal acquitted Vijay.

The UT police on April 13, 2013, had arrested Vijay for allegedly murdering a 40-yearold labourer, Mohinder, of Parol village in SAS Nagar, at Sector 41. From the murder spot, the police had recovered bloodstained clothes but they did not get the DNA profiling of the blood to nail the accused.

This is not the first case which has fallen flat due to lack of scientific evidence. In most cases in Chandigarh, police as well as the central forensic science laboratory (CFSL) fail to get DNA profiling of the accused done.

In most cases, police do not ask for DNA profiling of the samples and rely on serological examination, while CFSL only does blood grouping and avoids DNA profiling till specifically asked since it is time consuming.

THE CASE

Police had registered a case against Vijay, on the statement of Raj Kishore alias Lambu, a resident of Pandit Colony Kajehri.

In his complaint, Kishore claimed that Vijay had a quarrel with the deceased around 7.30pm on April 12, 2013.

He intervened into the fight and pacified both the men. Later, after consuming liquor at a vend, Kishore left Mohinder at Badheri Chowk.

Kishore told the police that on April 13, 2013, morning, Vijay made an extra judicial confession with Kishore telling him that he had attacked Mohinder with a lathi and stones the previous night. Kishore added that Vijay had told him that following the quarrel, he went to sleep and in the morning, he noticed Mohinder’s dead body near

Sector 41 petrol pump.

DNA PROFILING HELPED IN SIBLING MURDER

The prosecution proved the accused guilty owing to DNA profiling of the sweater found from the crime spot in the sibling murder case. Gaurang Sahu and his sister Kavita Sahu were murdered at their residence in Sector 41 on December 16, 2011, by Rahul, maternal uncle of the deceased. Rahul was awarded life term for murder.