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Manipal gangrape: Two accused to undergo DNA test

Published: 02nd July 2013 08:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2013 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

Investigating police officers on Monday received a shot in the arm, with the district court ordering DNA test on the two youths arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a Manipal University medical student.

The DNA test was ordered on the two, as the prime accused Yogish is still in the ICU of KMC. Yogish who had attempted suicide by consuming poison is in a critical state and it was not possible to produce him before the court, police said.

District Sessions Court Judge Nagajyothi remanded the third accused Anand Pana in police custody up to July 5.

Inspector Sadanand Thippanavar, the investigating officer, had sought custody for 10 days, but the request was reduced to five days.

Thippanavar producing the second accused Hariprasad before court, requested permission for subjecting the two accused youths to a DNA Test. “The court immediately approved the request,” senior public prosecutor Raju Poojary told reporters.

Police, who have already collected semen samples and other evidences from the gangrape victim, are waiting to see if the DNA report matches with the evidence. “If the test provides clinching evidence, the dependence on circumstantial evidences will be reduced,” police said.



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