CBI collects DNA of those linked with Aarushi`s autopsy

Last Updated: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 00:44

New Delhi: CBI is collecting DNA samples of
all persons associated with the post-mortem of teenager Aarushi
Talwar, whose murder had hogged national focus, to find the
identity of the woman whose vaginal swab was sent to CBI for
forensic tests.

The CBI team probing Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case,
which has been working overtime in re-working the missing
links of the case, decided to collect the DNA samples of
doctors and technical staff of the hospital where the
post-mortem was done, sources said.

The decision to do this was taken after it came to light
that the vaginal swabs drawn from the victim were substituted
with those of an unidentified woman. This was found during the
tests conducted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and
Diagnostics in Hyderabad.

Aarushi`s parents Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, who
are to be subjected to narco analysis test following a court
direction, may also be questioned in connection with the
bungling in sending the vaginal swabs of Aarushi, the sources
said, adding the samples collected would be matched with the
vaginal swab.

There was no semen (as alleged initially) in the slides
sent to the Centre and corroborative testing found that the
material was not drawn from Aarushi.

Dr Sunil Dohere, an Okhla-based doctor, had drawn
vaginal swabs following Aarushi`s murder on May 15, 2008, at
her residence in Noida. The doctor had reported that the swabs
contained a white discharge, suggestive of seminal fluid. But
Dr Dohere’s senior, Dr S C Singhal, later said the slides
prepared from the swabs had tested negative for semen.

The murder case had made headlines when Aarushi`s father
Rajesh Talwar, a dentist, was arrested in connection with the
murder of the girl.

CBI arrested three servants of the locality and had
given a clean chit to Dr Talwar but could not file any
chargesheet within the stipulated time frame, after which they
were released on bail.

After nearly two years of probe, Rajesh Talwar and his
wife Nupur will undergo a narco-analysis test in connection
with the double murder case.

The new CBI team had requested for a narco-analysis of
parents of the victim.

Special Judicial Magistrate Preeti Singh granted the
permission but asked CBI to seek medical clearance for Dr
Rajesh Talwar, an asthma patient, before the test.

Rajesh was arrested on May 23, 2008, by Noida Police in
connection with the murder of Aarushi, a class IX student
of Delhi Public School, Noida, and her domestic help Hemraj.
The case was transferred to CBI in July.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 00:44

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