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Charge sheet says DNA tests results favour accused

The charge sheet filed by the Navi Mumbai police against Firoz Ibrahim, a junior college teacher, accused of raping an eight-year-old student of St Joseph’s School in Kalamboli in June, says scientific tests have thrown up little evidence to implicate Ibrahim.

mumbai Updated: Oct 18, 2010 00:39 IST
G. Mohiuddin Jeddy

The charge sheet filed by the Navi Mumbai police against Firoz Ibrahim, a junior college teacher, accused of raping an eight-year-old student of St Joseph’s School in Kalamboli in June, says scientific tests have thrown up little evidence to implicate Ibrahim.

The charge sheet, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, says results of DNA tests on Ibrahim and the victim came out negative.

The tests did not detect blood or semen on the clothes of the victim and the accused, the charge sheet says. Polygraph tests on Ibrahim have also come out in his favour, according to the charge sheet.

The forensic test reports, signed by a deputy director of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Kalina, were sent to DT Shinde, deputy commissioner of police (crime). The charge sheet says Ibrahim had demanded that a narco analysis test be done on him. “We have filed the charge sheet,” Ahmad Javed, commissioner of police, said. “The matter is sub judice and it is for the court to decide.” The charge sheet, however, does not rule out sexual assault on the girl.

“The medical reports in the charge sheet reveal that the victim was subjected to sexual assault according to preliminary investigations and a medical report by Dr TL Lokhande dated June 22,” a school official said requesting anonymity. “The police should find out who the real culprit is.”

The charge sheet also mentions crime branch officer Avinash Dharmadhikari’s statement that the girl’s parents did not bring her to the Kalamboli police station for questioning. While the girl’s parents maintain that Ibrahim had raped the girl and claimed one more person was involved. Ibrahim’s father, Ebrahim Shaikh, said his son was innocent. “I hope the court will grant my son freedom because he is being punished for a crime he never committed,” he said. Ibrahim’s bail application will be heard on Monday.