Even during his narco-analysis test, Mohammed Ajmeri Sheikh (29), accused of raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl at Nehru Nagar in Kurla, insisted he was innocent.
“Agar mujhe woh aadmi mila, toh main usse bahut marunga aur phir jail jaaonga, (If I find the accused, I will beat him up and then go to jail),” Sheikh reportedly told doctors at Nagpada police hospital during the test.
On July 7, the Vikhroli metropolitan magistrate gave the police permission to conduct the narco-analysis tests on Sheikh after he had readily agreed saying: “I know I haven’t done anything wrong and I have been falsely implicated”.
Police have already conducted polygraph and brain-mapping tests on Ajmeri. But the results were inconclusive. All three tests are conducted to verify if the accused has been telling the truth and get more clues in the case.
“Ajmeri underwent the narco test for two hours,” said his lawyers Prakash Wagh and Vivek Sudade. Wagh added that the doctors posed 30 to 35 questions to Ajmeri but they don’t know what was asked because they were not allowed in the room.
Wagh said Ajmeri was scared to undergo the narco test. “The first question he asked the doctor was if he would die after taking the test. After the doctor assured him that no one has died after taking the test, he agreed to undergo the test.”
On March 8, the body of a nine-year-old girl was found on the terrace of the police quarters opposite Nehru Nagar police station. Ajmeri was arrested on March 9. On June 7, the Vikhroli metropolitan magistrate’s court granted him bail for surety of Rs 10,000 because police failed to file the charge sheet.