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Danish gang-rape: ‘Accused’s DNA matched with victim’s samples’

The prosecution in the gang-rape case of a 52-year-old Danish woman has got a shot in the arm with a forensic expert telling a Delhi court that the DNA profile of the accused persons have matched with the samples collected from the victim’s clothes.

Deposing as a prosecution witness, D S Paliwal, senior scientific assistant (Biology) at Forensic Science Laboratory, Delhi, told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that DNA profile of the accused persons matched with the DNA profile from clothes of the woman, a blanket and other articles. He, however, denied the suggestion given by defence counsel that he had prepared a forged and false report without examining the exhibits at the instance of the investigating officer or the investigating agency, i.e Delhi Police.

“It is wrong to suggest that I have prepared and examined the exhibits without following due process. It is wrong to suggest that I am deposing falsely,” the witness said, adding that 60 parcels relating to the case were received at FSL Rohini for examination.
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