Anni sexually assaulted by her abductors: Report

Anni sexually assaulted by her abductors: Report

A witness who saw 28-year-old Anni's body sprawled on the back seat of the taxi in which she was shot, told The Sunday Telegraph that her underwear was below her knees and her dress pulled up.

The newspaper said it has also seen evidence contained in a post mortem examination report that clearly shows bruises - consistent with "finger mark" grips - on Dewani's leg.
It throws doubt on the official police claim that she was the victim of a clinical execution on the orders of her NRI husband, Shrien Dewani, who is facing extradition over the honeymoon killing, the paper said.

31-year-old Shrien, a businessman from Bristol, is accused of paying a taxi driver to have his Indo-Swedish wife killed on November 13 last year while the couple were staying in Cape Town.

The report appears to corroborate claims that Anni's body was found with her left arm pulled across her chest and her hand in front of her face.

The bullet which killed her passed through her hand before entering her neck.
Experts hired by her husband said the bruises showed that the killer may have been trying to pull her legs apart and that the raised hand indicated a struggle.

They believe the evidence showed that Anni may have been shot accidentally as she struggled to resist being raped.

The evidence gathered by the newspaper is at odds with the South African police's insistence that Anni was not sexually assaulted before she was killed.
Zola Tongo, the driver, was jailed for murder, but managed to have his sentence reduced after implicating Shrien.

Tongo hired two men to hijack his taxi, who are also accused of murder. Their confessions also implicated Shrien.

A friend of Dewani said: "This new evidence is pretty significant. The police said there were no signs of sexual assault, but that seems at odds with how the body was found.
"It would seem to be evidence that this wasn't an execution-style hit. Nobody knows if the police did a full test for sexual assault."

The Dewani family declined to comment on the latest claims.
A spokesman said: "This matter is before the courts and we are confident Shrien will be cleared."