Haryana bus assault: Rohtak sisters to undergo lie-detector test
Pooja and Aarti, the Rohtak sisters who had shot to limelight after a video of them taking on their alleged molesters in a roadways bus surfaced last month, will now undergo polygraph or lie-detector test.
Rohtak: Pooja and Aarti, the Rohtak sisters who had shot to limelight after a video of them taking on their alleged molesters in a roadways bus surfaced last month, will now undergo polygraph or lie-detector test.
A permission to this effect was granted to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana police by a local court on Monday.
The polygraph test will also be conducted on their alleged molesters.
Victims' lawyer told the court yesterday that the sisters had no objection to undergoing polygraph test to verify their claim of being molested, after contradictions emerged in the case.
The two sisters had come under criticism after conflicting versions of the incident on the bus surfaced.
The girls had alleged that they were not only molested, but also physically assaulted and thrown out of the bus by the three boys.
However, an 'eyewitness' – an old lady – later came out in the open and said nothing of that sort happened. She claimed that the fight between the girls and the boys started over a seat.
Also, the police could not trace the 'pregnant woman' who had recorded the incident on her mobile phone.
What also put the sisters' claim in doubt was the surfacing of another video, taken about a month before the bus incident, which showed the sisters beating up a boy in a park after he allegedly teased them.
Accused in the bus incident and others questioned how someone was always present to record the actions of the Rohtak sisters and whether they had a penchant of entering into a fight with boys.