After reaching a dead end in the rape and murder of three minor girls, the Shivaji Nagar police are banking on the investigative method followed by the Nehru Nagar police in a rape case in 2011. They will match DNA samples to trace the accused.
The Shivaji Nagar police investigating the abduction and subsequent rape of a six-year-old girl on Monday have so far not found any leads apart from a Govandi local who matches the sketch of the accused.
The police released the sketch of the accused, who appears to be between 20-25 years, on Saturday. Based on the sketch, the police detained a local who resembled the sketch and questioned him on Saturday. “The victim and her maternal grandmother who had seen the accused are not sure if the suspect is the person they met on Monday as it was too dark,” said RS Agarwal, senior inspector, Shivaji Nagar police station.
“We have now asked for the DNA of the suspect to be checked with that of the accused. The report will come from the Maharashtra Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL)”, Agarwal said.
The police got the DNA sample of the accused from the victim’s vaginal swab that had been sent to the FSL. “We will also be getting DNA samples of other suspects in the area,” Agarwal said.