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AIIMS docs doubt UP cops forensic report

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Jun 17, 2008 at 04:02pm IST

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) produced Dr Rajesh Talwar's compounder Krishna in a Ghaziabad court on Tuesday and sought 11 days' custody claiming he is not cooperating in the Arushi Talwar-Hemraj murder case investigation.

Even the autopsy report of Arushi has come under the scanner.

A forensic expert of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has criticised the autopsy report on Arushi, who was found murdered at her home on May 15.

The report dated May 16, prepared by Noida Police, talks about a vaginal discharge, but there's been no further analysis of this. The report mentions samples of other organs like the spleen and kidney sent for detailed tests to rule out poisoning but no vaginal swab was sent despite the mention of a discharge.

Experts say it is mandatory to mention every detail in the autopsy report, as it is crucial legal evidence. The forensic expert, who is working closely with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has raised critical questions about the post mortem report

Earlier the CBI investigators who examined the crime scene and questioned witnesses also pointed that the UP Police had not picked blood samples or the fingerprints properly from the crime scene.

Senior CBI officials had also said the case could have been solved in less than 24 hours if the probe had been carried out properly by UP police.

The UP police had not even sealed the room where 14-year-old Arushi was found dead with her throat slit on May 16. Officials said the police had allowed Arushi's relatives to use the same room for performing prayers.

The CBI on Monday also picked up Vijay Mandal, a domestic help working in the Jal Vayu Vihar area, for questioning.

Sleuths from the agency also searched a garage at Jal Vayu Vihar where Mandal was staying.

"The searches have been conducted in one of the garages of Jal Vayu Vihar where one Mandal, a servant working in the same building, was living. Rajkumar, servant of Dr Anita Durrani, has also been subjected to polygraph test," Arun Kumar told reporters.

Mandal works at the residence of a retired Air Force officer, was detained late on Sunday evening after his name cropped up during the interrogation of Rajkumar — the manservant of the Talwars’ family friends Durranis — and Krishna, Talwar’s compounder.

Addressing a press conference, CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar said a polygraph test on Rajkumar was successfully conducted.

Kumar also said the CBI has received an interim report from Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, relating to the digital camera seized from the Noida dentist's house.

The CBI official said lie detector test of Arushi's mother Nupur Talwar was conducted on June 13 and she was also subjected to psychological analysis at All India Institute of Medical Sciences on June 7.

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