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Gender of body could not be identified, says anatomy expert

mumbai Updated: Jan 18, 2011 02:24 IST
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The anatomy expert in the Neeraj Grover murder case, stated before court on Monday that the gender of the body was not identifiable from the remains sent to him.

Anatomy expert from Grant Medical College deposed before the court stating that in the absence of the pelvic bone, the gender of the body could not be identified.

Defence lawyer Wahab Khan said, "During cross-examination, the expert failed to opine if the body was that of a male or a female, the cause, the time of death and the upper age limit of the deceased. However, in a way the expert could not justify the opinion."

The prosecution does not consider the expert's deposition as a blow to their case.

"Earlier a DNA expert said the DNA found from the femur bone of the body matched with that of Grover's parents. So the anatomy expert's deposition does not make a big difference," public prosecutor RV Kini said.

The DNA expert had deposed stating that accused, Kannada actor Maria Susairaj's DNA samples matched with those found at various places at her house, on the bone of the deceased and at the spot in the jungle where the body parts were disposed.

He also said blood on the knife allegedly used by the accused to chop Grover's body and the blood stains on the doorknobs of Susairaj's residence matched with the DNA samples from Grover's parents.