CBI to Exhume Bodies of Badaun Victims

The rising level of river Ganga, which might flood the graves, has forced the medical board to exhume the bodies of the cousins on Saturday

Published: 19th July 2014 03:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2014 05:22 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: With the level of river Ganga rising, the medical board constituted by the Central Bureau of Investigation to look into the alleged rape and murder of two girls in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will exhume the bodies of the victims Saturday for fresh autopsy.

CBI had earlier planned to carry out the process on Sunday but in the wake of rising levels of Ganga threatening to inundate the graves, the medical board decided to do so on Saturday.

CBI sources said the agency has made all the arrangements to conduct fresh autopsy near the graves.

Unless there is a compelling reason to do post-mortem elsewhere, the medical board will undertake the process on the spot.

The sources said the board of three-forensic experts has recommended that fresh autopsy was needed before forming any opinion which will necessitate exhumation of bodies.

Following the recommendation, CBI has taken permission from appropriate authority, to exhume the bodies and proceed with fresh postmortem.

The sources said there was no need to take consent of the family members and only permission required is from the local authorities.

Concerns were raised by locals that level of Ganga river, which flows adjacent to the grave of the minors, is rising because of heavy rains in Uttarakhand and might inundate it.



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