Exhumation Yet to Begin in Badaun Rape Case

Published: 21st July 2014 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2014 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI / LUCKNOW: The CBI on Sunday failed to exhume the bodies of the two rape victims in UP’s Badaun, after waters from the Ganga had inundated the graves.

The agency, which failed to exhume the bodies on Saturday also, now plans to grill the doctor, who first conducted the postmortem. The CBI sleuths said the doctor will be questioned in front of a medical panel so that they can ask questions related to her observations during postmortem.

The panel of doctors,  along with CBI officers,  met the family members of the victims and recreated the crime scene.  The doctors’ panel had met on Thursday and decided to exhume the bodies.  Soon, they approached the District Magistrate for permission, which was granted.

But before the agency could exhume the bodies, the graves were had become waterlogged. The CBI officials maintained that they would wait.

“We will wait for the water to recede,” an officer said, adding that heavy machinery from the UP Bridge Corporation will not also be of much help.

Two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district the next day.

Meanwhile in UP, a man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a woman in Mohanlalganj area of the city on July 17, a senior police official said on Sunday. 

According to him, the suspect Ram Sewak Yadav, who works as a security guard, has been arrested in this connection.

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