One Shopian victim was virgin, reveals autopsy
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:56
Shopian (J&K): In a new twist to the Shopian alleged rape and murder case, forensic scientists have found that one of the two victims was a virgin.

Forensic scientists from AIIMS, who accompanied the CBI team, have found during autopsy of the exhumed bodies that the hymen of 17-year-old Aasiya Jan was intact, thereby ruling out the possibility of rape, official sources said on Tuesday.

The forensic experts have shown the intact hymen to doctors of Mushawarat Majlis-e-Committee, an amalgam which spearheaded the 47-day agitation against the alleged rape and murder of the two women by security personnel, who were present at the site, they said.

A special CBI forensic team yesterday collected samples from the bodies of the two women after exhuming them nearly four months after the incident.

The team, comprising senior AIIMS doctors, collected a number of samples from the bodies in a process that started at 7 AM and continued for nine hours. They conducted the autopsy after obtaining necessary approval of the family of the victims -- 22-year-old Neelofar and her sister-in-law Aasiya.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:56

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