Hathras case: The victim girl was not raped, says forensic report

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Autopsy report in Hathras case (Image: The Statesman)
Autopsy report in Hathras case (Image: The Statesman)

New Delhi : Two days after the body of victim girl was cremated in night by UP Police, the forensic report has claimed that she was not raped, however it mentioned tearing of her private parts.  

The Uttar Pradesh police, however, claimed today that a forensic report of her viscera had proved that she was not raped or gang raped. "The post-mortem report says the victim died due to her neck injury. FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) report hasn't found sperm in samples, making it clear that some people twisted the matter to stir caste-based tension. Such people will be identified and legal action will be taken," said Prashant Kumar, a senior UP police officer.

Meanwhile, the experts have claimed that the sample was taken days after the incident due to which the presence of sperm should by negligible.

The woman died of "injury to the cervical spine by indirect blunt trauma," according to the autopsy report accessed from the Delhi hospital where the 20-year-old died on Tuesday.

The report also mentions that she was strangled by her dupatta, but that was not the reason behind her death.

The woman had been assaulted by four upper caste men from her village on September 14. She was found by her family in the fields, naked, bleeding, with multiple fractures and a gash in her tongue.

The autopsy report dated September 29 refers to "rape and strangulation" in her medical history and says she had suffered from cervical spinal injury. The report's "final diagnosis" lists "alleged post-strangulation with cervical spine injury with sepsis with cardiopulmonary arrest". She was given CPR, the report said, and "despite all resuscitative efforts", declared dead at 8.55 am on Tuesday.