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CFSL report says semen found on victim’s body not that of accused

The DNA report submitted by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in connection with the death of 20-year-old daughter of a Sector 22-based eatery owner has revealed that the semen samples taken from her body didn’t match with those of the three accused. The victim, a student of architecture of a Sector-34 institute, had died of drug overdose in October last year.

punjab Updated: Dec 04, 2015 11:11 IST
Nikhil Sharma

Chandigarh: The DNA report submitted by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in connection with the death of 20-yearold daughter of a Sector 22-based eatery owner has revealed that the semen samples taken from her body didn’t match with those of the three accused. The victim, a student of architecture of a Sector-34 institute, had died of drug overdose in October last year.

The CFSL report was placed on record before the court on Thursday in which it was clearly mentioned that the accused —Rajat, Kamal and Dilpreet — didn’t sexually exploit the victim.

A resident of Sector 51, Rajat was a student of the evening college at PU, Kamal used to run a dhaba in Sector 37-D, while Dilpreet was pursuing interior designing.

An earlier CFSL report had confirmed that the victim had been sodomised and she had died of brain haemorrhage. The prosecution had then pleaded before the court to add charges of gangrape against the accused.

Moreover, prosecution demanded alteration of charges from section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) to Section 302 (murder) of the IPC against the accused.

Raising questions over the police probe, one of the defence counsels said, “The DNA report has established that our clients didn’t sexually exploit the victim and someone else may be involved. This proves that police investigations were shoddy.”

CASE SO FAR

The victim’s body was found in a drain near Shambhu barrier in Haryana on October 21 last year. During investigations, police cocnclued that she was consuming heroin inside a car with Rajat Beniwal, Kamal, and Dilpreet (with whom the victim was in a relationship) in SAS Nagar, when she died apparently due to drug overdose.

Police claimed that Rajat, Kamal and Dilpreet panicked finding the victim dead and they drove up to Shambhu border and dumped the body in a drain there.

Rajat was the first one to be arrested, followed by Kamal and Dilpreet.