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Badaun rape: CBI to exhume victims' bodies

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 08, 2014
First Published: 18:28 IST(8/7/2014) | Last Updated: 08:27 IST(9/7/2014)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s probe into the alleged rape and murder of two teenage girls in Badaun has found that proper procedure was not followed in the conduct of their post-mortem. The CBI  has set up a medical board to explore the option of exhuming their bodies for fresh autopsies.

The CBI probe detected certain significant anomalies in the way the post-mortems were done by Uttar Pradesh doctors. The victims were buried since they were minors and unmarried as per the local customs, said the source.

“The postmortem was conducted by a lady doctor who had no prior experience. We are not convinced with the post-mortems’ findings,” said the source.

According to the source, other anomalies included the facts that the post-mortems were done during night, were inconclusive. The source said, “Rape is a legal word, not a medical term. We asked the doctor why he used it but gave no satisfactory reply.”

Read: Ghaziabad: 22-yr-old violently gang-raped in car; cops were negligent

The CBI is exploring all angles in the case, including that of honour killing and property dispute.

"The CBI is conducting narco tests on our family members, though they should have done it on the accused,” claimed the brother of one of the victims .

The CBI source however denied the allegation and said the agency was only conducting “polygraph tests”.

Read: CBI completes polygraph tests on 5 accused

The sources said a number of questions put to the fathers and an eyewitnesse regarding the sequence of events on the night when the girls went missing, mobile phones of the girls, first time when parents came to know about the incident but the answers not clear.

CBI sources said four persons--fathers of two victims, a relative of the family and an eye witness--have been brought here for lie-detector test as the agency is not convinced with the statements given by them.

The sources said the chain of events given by the eye-witness has many loopholes which need to clarified before reaching any conclusion. They said the statement also lacks consistency.

The sources said CBI has taken three days' time from the court in Badaun to subject these four persons to polygraph or lie-detector test but if the procedure is completed earlier, then they may be allowed to go.

Read: CBI conducts lie-detector test on Badaun victims’ kin

3 minor girls gangraped by 7 men

Three minor Dalit girls were allegedly gangraped by seven men for opposing eve-teasing in Singauli, police said on Tuesday. An FIR has been lodged under Zarifnagar police station.

The girls have alleged that they were gangraped. Family members of the girls met SSP LR Kumar on Tuesday and alleged that the station in-charge lodged the case as eve teasing and not of gangrape at the behest of a Samajwadi Party leader to save the accused who belongs to the Yadav caste. Three of the accused have been arrested and efforts are on to nab the remaining accused, police said.


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