Family members of the two cousin sisters, who were allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun district last month, may have to undergo a polygraph test apparently to ascertain if they are telling the truth about the ghastly incident.
The CBI, which is probing the case, is likely to approach the Budaun district court seeking its permission to hold the lie detector test on the family members of the victims, according to sources here on Monday.
The decision to carry out the tests comes in the wake of UP police chief A L Banerjee’s remarks that one of the girls was not raped and that it could also be a case of honour killing.
The two teens, aged 14 and 15, had gone out in the night to answer the call of nature, when they went missing. Their bodies were found hanging from a tree in a mango orchard outside the village the next morning.
The UP government had recommended a CBI probe after which the premier investigating agency took over the case on June 12.
The police have arrested six accused, including two policemen and three brothers. Another accused is yet to be traced.