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Kathua rape-murder: Delhi Forensic Lab report strongest evidence

Kathua rape-murder: Delhi Forensic Lab report strongest evidence

New Delhi: The Delhi Forensic Lab’s report has confirmed in the earlier month of April, that the presence of blood stains of the accused on victim’s clothes had matched with the DNA profile of the victim.

The forensic lab established the presence of victim’s blood on the vaginal smears. The blood stains found in the prayer hall of the temple also matched with eight-year-olds blood, confirming that she was kept a hostage in the temple and raped there.

Moreover, the hair strand collected from the spot also matched with the DNA profile of one of the accused Shubham Sangra. Blood samples of accused police officers Deepak Khajuria and Shubham Sangra and Parvesh were also sent to the lab, as a part of the investigation.

The Special Investigative Team of Jammu and Kashmir Police was taken aback once as the forensic evidence was not enough to prove charges against the accused. However, with these reports, the evidence has become stronger against them.

The accused had allegedly washed the Kathua victim’s clothes, and when these clothes were sent to the state forensic lab, no traces of blood were found, making it difficult for SIT to prove charges.

The DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police then approached the Ministry of Home Affairs for assistance from the Delhi Forensic Lab.