Female DNA found in Aarushi parents' clothes

Foresnsic expert says sexual assault can not be established

Deposing in the twin Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, a forensic expert told a court here on Tuesday that blood stains with female DNA were found on the teenager’s parents’ clothes.

Senior scientist B P Mahaptra of Central Forensic Science Laboratory, told the special CBI court that blood stains were found on the clothes that Nupur and Rajesh Talwar wore on the night of Aarushi’s murder and, on examination, female DNA was found.

He also said sexual assault of Aarushi could not be established on the basis of samples provided by CBI. He told the court that he conducted tests on 27 articles submitted by the probe agency.  All the exhibits collected in connection with the case were produced by the CBI in the special trial court .

Public prosecutor R K Saini told PTI that male DNA was noticed in the samples taken from the wall leading to the terrace where Hemraj’s body was found. He also said that no blood and DNA were found from the bag which was handed over to CBI by Nupur from Aarushi’s room as a piece of evidence.

“Blood and biological material were also not found on the cover of the book given to CBI by the accused from Aarushi’s bed saying it had blood on the cover page,” said Saini.
According to prosecution sources, no semen was found in the vaginal swab of Aarushi sent for test. The special judge rejected the defence plea to summon on priority 13 witnesses whose names were mentioned by the CBI in the Supreme Court during Nupur Talwar’s bail plea hearing Monday. The court will next hear the case on August 16.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents’ Noida residence May 16, 2008. The body of her domestic help Hemraj was found the next day on the terrace of the house.

Nupur Talwar, Aarushi’s mother and accused, was taken into custody April 30. She challenged the May 31 Allahabad High Court order rejecting her plea for bail. She is lodged in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad. The teen’s father and co-accused, Rajesh Talwar, is out on bail.

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