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DNA of Victim's Newborn 'Doesn't Match' With Accused in Chandigarh Rape Case

This shocking revelation came after the forensic report was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana Court, compelling the police to investigate the case further.

Jyoti Kamal | CNN-News18jyotik

Updated:September 13, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
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DNA of Victim's Newborn 'Doesn't Match' With Accused in Chandigarh Rape Case
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Chandigarh: The DNA sample of the newborn daughter of the 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim does not match to that of rape accused, the victim's uncle. This shocking revelation came after the forensic report was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana Court, compelling the police to investigate the case further.

The 10-year-old, a student at a Chandigarh government school, had complained of stomach pain in July 2017. The medical examination disclosed that she was six months pregnant. The Chandigarh police had filed a FIR against her maternal uncle for having sexually abused the girl repeatedly over a period of time.

The family wanted the foetus aborted, but the advanced stage of pregnancy and medical reasons couldn't have allowed that. The family knocked on the doors of Supreme Court, seeking the permission to abort the foetus, but the plea was rejected.

The girl delivered a baby on August 17, and a DNA test was conducted on the maternal uncle the same day. The Chandigarh police filed a chargesheet against the accused on August 25, and charges were framed on August 30.

On August 31, the 10-year-old girl and her mother recorded their statement at the Chandigarh district court where they named the maternal uncle again. However, the DNA report has once again brought the investigation to a standstill. The girl will record her statement once again before the District Magistrate on September 15.

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