A report sent by the Forensic Science Laboratory to the Colaba police has confirmed that the DNA of Krishna Pawar, 20, arrested for kidnapping and murdering two girls, did not match that of the accused in the case. Pawar was arrested on April 7, from the Geeta Nagar area of
Cuffe Parade, after he allegedly tried to lure a girl a seven-year-old girl by offering her chocolates.
This is the second case of a false alarm, after the DNA of another man who tried to abduct a girl in Cuffe Parade failed to turn up a match. The police have so far sent nearly 400 samples of suspects to the FSL to find the accused in the earlier two cases. An FSL official, requesting anonymity, said: “ They asked us to check this sample on priority as there was a high chance this man’s DNA would match that of the accused. But the samples did not match.”
“ We had managed to get the DNA of the accused in the case from the semen samples found near the body of one of the victims,” said the officer investigating the case.