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Adarsh school rape: Forensic report says accused’s voice matches samples

The report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh, was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday. The court fixed the next hearing in the case on September 18.

punjab Updated: Aug 30, 2018 10:37 IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot
Adarsh,Adarsh school,teacher rape case
The report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh, was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday. The court fixed the next hearing in the case on September 18. (Representative photo)

The voice samples of the two accused in the Faridkot Adarsh school teacher rape case match with the audio samples taken from their alleged conversation with the victim, according to the forensic report.

The report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh, was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday. The court fixed the next hearing in the case on September 18.

On September 6 last year, the police had booked Narinder Singh Randhawa, the then chairman of Sukh Sagar Avenue Association that runs the school, and his son Jasmeet for allegedly raping a Dalit teacher. The victim claimed that Randhawa used to call her to his residence at Talwandi Road and rape her.

The CFSL report (a copy of which is with HT) has confirmed that audio samples match with the voice of the two accused.

Randhawa had allegedly threatened the victim that she would lose her job in case she disclosed the matter to anyone. The woman claimed that she kept mum for a year due to his threat. Later, his son Jasmeet also started sexually exploiting her.

On October 12, the Punjab and Haryana high court granted bail to the father-son duo.

During the last hearing in the case on July 27, the high court had directed the state counsel for Punjab “to take up the matter with CFSL, Chandigarh, so as to get the report from there”.

The HC had then said, “If the report is not received by the next date of hearing then the court be intimated so that the concerned official from CFSL can be summoned and necessary directions issued to him in that regard.”

Meanwhile, National Scheduled Caste Alliance president Paramjit Singh Kainth on Wednesday alleged that the Faridkot police have been delaying the investigation in the case to help the accused.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 22:41 IST