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DNA test to identify dead body in parcel

delhi Updated: Apr 12, 2011 00:35 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Ajmer Police

The Ajmer Police have decided to conduct a DNA test on the body of the woman found in a trunk that was parceled from Delhi to a courier company in Kishangarh.

A family from Rohini had claimed that the body could be their daughter's but since the police were not sure, they have decided on the DNA test.

"About 13 families had tried to identify the mutilated body but had failed. So, a DNA test was resorted to for the purpose. The body is rotting, so we have sought permission to cremate it soon," said Narendra Meena, SHO, Kishangarh.

A family from Rohini in Delhi has identified some marks on the body. Police said Jawahar Luthra has claimed that his daughter, 25, married to a resident of Jalandhar, has been missing since March 12 and some body parts of the dead body match his daughter's.

While Luthra's son-in-law works in Italy, his daughter had been living in Jalandhar. "It is difficult to identify the body since the killer has destroyed the face by pouring acid on it. The Rohini family is also not sure. That's why we will go in for DNA profiling," said a Ajmer Police official, who did not want to be named.

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police and North district police are also assisting Delhi Police in the case. Delhi Police have prepared a list of 25 missing women in age-group 25-30.

"So far, two families - one from east Delhi and another from west Delhi's Rohini - have approached Crime Branch and three families have contacted North District police," said a senior Delhi police officer.

Police said the girl may have been murdered on the intervening night of April 1-2.