Three Bhandara minor sisters not raped, says minister
Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Tuesday ruled out the possibility of the rape of three minor sisters, whose bodies were found in a well in their village in Bhandara district.
The minister said the forensic reports received from Delhi`s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Mumbai`s J.J. Hospital and KEM Hospital said that the girls were not subjected to any sexual assault before being killed.
The reports said the girls died due to drowning, Patil said and added that advanced forensic tests are still being conducted to confirm if the sisters were sexually assaulted before being killed.
The three girls - aged five, nine and 11 - went missing Feb 14 from Lakhani village of Bhandara district, 65 km from Nagpur. Their mother lodged a complaint with the local police station after they did not return from school.
Patil said that the government is ready to transfer the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for further probe if the victim`s family asks for it.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey, India bids a tearful adieu
- DNA : Justice delivered; India hangs 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon
- 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest in Rameswaram
- Panel discussion on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging
- Shashi Tharoor condems Yakub Memon's hanging
- Yakub Memon's body handed over to family, tight security in Mumbai
- Yakub Memon: The two men who lead police to 'House of Memons'
- Meeting called by Speaker fails to end Parliament logjam; government indicates all-party meet
- Why did you choose Smriti Irani as HRD minister? Congress leader asks PM Narendra Modi
- Rajnath slams UPA for coining 'Hindu terrorists', Congress accuses BJP of playing politics on terror