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According to the data available till December 2017, the region-wise pendency of sexual assault cases against women in the northern region was the highest at 6,869.(AFP File Photo)

Over 12,000 sexual assault cases pending due to backlog at forensic labs

By Moushumi Das Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:52 AM IST
Only three of the six central forensic science laboratories in India have the facility to test DNA samples.
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Family members grieve by a portrait of Harsimran Singh, one of the 39 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul, in Babowal village of Punjab on Tuesday.(PTI)
Family members grieve by a portrait of Harsimran Singh, one of the 39 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul, in Babowal village of Punjab on Tuesday.(PTI)

39 Indians in Mosul shot dead over a year ago: Iraqi official

UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 01:43 PM IST
The 39 Indians killed in Iraq were shot dead, tests conducted by the Iraqi forensic department confirmed. The remains were reportedly just skeletons, indicating they were killed about a year ago.
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