The Special Investigative Team of Jammu and Kashmir Police once hit a road-block in the Kathua gang-rape case as the forensic evidence was not enough to prove charges against the accused. But now, the officials have now hit a forensic jackpot.
The DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police approached the Ministry of Home Affairs for assistance from the Delhi Forensic Lab. In the month of March, vaginal smear of the deceased eight-year-old, her clothes which were said to be washed by the accused, viscera, blood stained clay and simple clay were sent to the Delhi Forensic Lab.
Delhi Forensic Lab report of the hair strand collected from the crime scene matched with the DNA profile of the accused Shubham Sangra.
The accused allegedly washed the clothes of the victim to destroy evidence, and when the same clothes were sent to the state forensic lab, no traces of blood were found on the clothes. This had made it difficult for the SIT to prove charges against the accused.