UP police to undertake DNA profiling of unclaimed bodies

Last Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:51

Lucknow: Alarmed over rising cases of wrong identification of unclaimed bodies, the Uttar Pradesh police has decided to undertake DNA profiling of the victims.

"We have decided to undertake DNA profiling in suspected cases of crime where unclaimed bodies are recovered. This is to check cases of wrong identification," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal told a news agency today.

He said that directives have already been issued to the district police chiefs in this regard.

The decision came in the wake of recent incidents, where people were framed in false cases after bodies were identified wrongly.

Earlier this month, in Muzaffarnagar a youth reportedly murdered in a suspected case of honour killing, landed at the police station with his beloved.

Ajit Saini, a student of Business Administration, and his
girlfriend Anshu, who was missing, surfaced at the police
station on May 9, even as the police had arrested the girl`s
brother for "killing" the youth.

A body with slit throat was found in New Mandi area here
on May 8 and was identified as that of Saini by his family.

On the basis of a complaint filed by the boy`s family, the
girl`s father Narendra Tomar and her brother Anuj were
arrested by police.

During interrogation, Anuj had even confessed to have
killed Ajit, who was in his early `20s, for "tarnishing his
family`s image".

In a similar case, a girl, supposedly killed last month,
was today traced alive along with his lover from Gautam Buddha

"On April 9, Rajni, was taken away by Manveer and Dinesh
from Kasna area to Bagpath district and a case was registered
in this regard by Gautam Buddha Nagar police," police said.

While Dinesh was arrested on April 23, the body of a girl
was recovered from a pit in Kudhi village in Meerut district
the next day, they said.

Police said that even the family members of Rajni
identified the body at mortuary.

However, further investigations showed that the body was
actually of another girl, Manju Rani, who was missing from
Sikri village in Ghaziabad, since April 13.

Kasna police recovered Rajni and Manveer near DND flyover
in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi.

"It is a big racket, especially in Muzaffarnagar and
Meerut, where it has been found that the people were being
implicated on the basis of fake identification of bodies,"
Brij Lal said.

He, however, said that DNA profiling would be done only in
those cases, where some crime was suspected.


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First Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:51

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