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Crucial evidence emerges in Jisha murder case

Based on their findings, the police have decided to conduct DNA test using the vaginal swab collected from Jisha’s body.

Published: 14th May 2016 03:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2016 03:43 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Investigation of the sensational Jisha murder case appears to be nearing the climax, with the police claiming to have narrowed down the suspect who is in their custody.

An official who is part of the investigation team told ‘Express’ that fingerprints collected from Jisha’s house were found to be matching with one of the three suspects in custody.

Based on their findings, the police have decided to conduct DNA test using the vaginal swab collected from Jisha’s body. The police are also conducting a detailed examination of the postmortem report, which revealed bite marks on the left shoulder of the victim. The bite marks indicated that there was a gap of three millimetre between two front teeth of the suspect.

Saliva Samples

“The fingerprint matched with that of one of the suspects in custody. The postmortem report revealed a bite mark six cm below the victim’s shoulder, and another bite mark 12 cm below the root of her neck. Saliva samples of the suspect will also be collected for examination,” said the police.

ADGP K Padmakumar, meanwhile, said there was not any breakthrough in the case yet. “We are examining the different aspects of the case. If we arrest anyone, it would be informed to media,” he said.

Jisha was brutally raped and murdered at her residence at Iringol near Perumbavoor on April 28. A team of 40 investigation officers is camping in Aluva and Perumbavoor. The investigation is progressing under the direct supervision of State Police Chief T P Senkumar.



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