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Badaun girls autopsy botch-up: CBI to write to MHA for upgradation of post mortem facilities

The inference of rape and murder drawn by the post-mortem conducting team of doctors had spiralled the alleged suicide case by teenagers on May 28 into crime case, drawing criticism of media on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.

CBI had come to the conclusion that the teenage cousins had allegedly committed suicide fearing that affair of an elder sister with a local boy from a different caste has been busted after her relative caught them together.

The agency has decided to write to Home Ministry highlighting the “shortcomings” of Badaun post-mortem and recommending upgradation and modernisation of post-mortem facilities through modernisation plan of state police forces.

The girls, who were 14 and 15, were found hanging from a mango tree near their village on May 28, a day after they were reported missing. Even the Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki Moon had expressed concerns. The theory of rape and murder fell flat after CBI concluded on the basis of forensic reports received from three-member medical board, Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, FSL, Gandhinagar among others that the girls hanged themselves. 

“Based on around 40 scientific reports, CBI has concluded that the two minor girls in the Badaun case had not been raped and murdered as had been alleged in the FIR. Investigation has concluded that it is a case of suicide,” CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad had said.

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