Lucknow: A forensic report of young Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, died days after being assaulted by men of upper caste, says there were “no signs suggestive of intercourse”.
The final report of the FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) Agra says that the samples did not contain any sperm, backing the state police’s version.
However, experts put doubt on the report as it is based on samples collected 11 days after the incident.
“The post-mortem report says the victim died due to her neck injury. FSL report hasn’t found sperm in samples, making it clear that some people twisted the matter to stir caste-based tension. Such people will be identified and legal action will be taken”, a senior UP police officer, Prashant Kumar, said.
The woman’s samples were collected on September 22 and sent to the forensic lab on September 25, 11 days after incident took place. Thus, experts pointed out that sperms would not be present by that time.
The UP police has been accused of being interested in proving that no gang rape took place and complained woman and her family had been lying.
The family complained that they were threatened and intimidated by the UP administration.
Amidst national outrage and attacks, Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, suspended three police and handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).