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10-year-old’s rape: DNA samples of 8, including 2 uncles, sent for testing

Samples of 8 people are being tested for a match with the rape victim’s child

punjab Updated: Sep 29, 2017 11:17 IST
Shailee Dogra
Shailee Dogra
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
(HT Representative Image)

More than two months after a resident of Sector 37 was booked for the rape of his 10-year-old niece and two weeks after the 45-year-old’s DNA did not match the child that the girl delivered, the police are getting DNA profiling of the two main accused done again.

In addition to the two accused, blood samples of six more people who had access to house of the rape victim have also been sent for DNA test. Police sources said it takes around 45 days to get the report of the DNA test, but the police will try and expedite these in this case.

HT had exclusively highlighted on September 11, that the DNA report was negative and that ‘paternity of the accused was excluded’ from this case.

Negative DNA report widened probe

The DNA report had turned to be a game-changer and led to widening of the investigation. Following this, the police had arrested the younger brother of the accused too for the rape of the victim. One of the real brothers worked as a cook and the other as a guard.

“They are not suspects, but we are getting the profiling done to rule out the possibility of involvement of others,” said Nilambari Vijay Jagdale, SSP Chandigarh.

“Both the brothers had been raping the girl. The girl is too young and thus she could not share this. DNA profiling will also rule out the involvement of others,” the SSP added.

The police have provided security to the family to ensure that the child is safe and even attached a counsellor to help the her overcome the trauma. The rape survivor is has even started going to school.

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 11:14 IST

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