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Apna Ghar case: DNA of baby girl matched with the accused

india Updated: Jan 15, 2013 19:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Apna Ghar sexual abuse case

The DNA matching has proved that Jai Bhagwan, an accused in Apna Ghar sexual abuse case, is the father of the baby girl born to a physically challenged rape victim.

The CBI special magistrate of Haryana, on October 30 last year had allowed for DNA matching of Jai Bhagwan, Jaswant Singh and Satish to ascertain the father of the baby girl.

The 20-year-old rape victim had delivered the baby girl on September 16 in 2012. She was rescued from Apna Ghar after a raid of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on May 9 last year.

Accused Jai Bhagwan, son-in-law of Jaswanti Devi, the caretaker of Apna Ghar, had opposed to DNA matching.

He had stated that the CBI had no authority to take blood sample, as the victim had not alleged any rape during the investigation conducted till the filing of first charge sheet.

Satish who was driver at Apna Ghar had submitted no objection to the DNA matching in the case.

Jaswant Singh, brother-in-law of Jaswanti Devi, submitted that the court could give any directions as it deem fit as per facts and circumstances of the case.

A total of 103 children were residing in Apna Ghar headed by Jaswanti Devi and run by non-governmental organisation Bharat Vikas Sangh in Shri Nagar Colony, Rohtak.

The NCPCR had conducted a surprise raid at the shelter home on May 9 after which the case had come to light.

Later, a four member advocates' committee constituted by the high court had submitted in its report after interviews of 101 inmates that they were subjected to sexual assault, brutal beating, starvation, naked parade, pornography, forcible abortions, forceful intoxication by caretaker Jaswanti, her relatives, outsiders and also the policemen.

The case was handed over to the CBI, which registered the FIR on July 12. The CBI has so far filed charge sheet against Jaswanti Devi, Jaswant Singh, Jaswanti's daughter Simmi, Jai Bhagwan, Satish, counsellor of shelter home Veena and Satish's sister Sheila.

The DNA report is likely to be produced before the court along with the supplementary charge sheet in the case.

The next date of hearing of the case is January 17. The accused had earlier moved an application regarding stopping the media from reporting the case proceedings, but later they withdrew the application.