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DNA reports conclusively establish identity of accused in Dec 16 case: HC

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New Delhi: The DNA reports conclusively establish the identity of the accused in the December 16 gangrape case, the Delhi High Court today said.

The court relied on various DNA reports and came to conclusion that the involvement of four accused is established by the findings.

Apart from the dock identification of the accused and the identification of two of them in test identification proceedings, the DNA reports conclusively establish the identity of the accused persons, it said.


“And even assuming the traditional methods of identification are ignored, the DNA findings by themselves are sufficient to prove the identity of the accused and to further establish the fact that the bus in question was the scene of occurrence, the iron rods were the weapons of offence and the Mahipalpur flyover was the dumping spot where the victims were dumped after the occurrence,” it said.

The court also noted that there is no serious challenge in the cross-examination to the findings of DNA analysis nor any serious challenge was raised before it by the defence counsel in the course of hearing.

“The DNA profiles further establish the fact that the prosecutrix was subjected to sexual intercourse per vagina as well as per rectum and was bitten by some of the accused persons and rods were inserted into her body as evidenced by the blood on the said rods which was consistent with the DNA profile of the prosecutrix,” it said.