THE AMBOLI police is gathering DNA evidence against the eight men arrested in the gangrape case of a 28-year-old woman on Monday night.
The police summoned a team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), which collected the clothes of the accused and vaginal swabs from the victim. “There will be DNA tests on the samples to prove that the accused were involved in the crime. A positive DNA match is considered a strong evidence in a court of law,” said an investigating officer.
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Seven accused persons were remanded in police custody in the case on Tuesday. The eighth accused was nabbed later, produced before the court on Wednesday and also remanded in police custody.
“We are awaiting reports of the samples we have sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory,” said inspector Balwant Patil, who is investigating the case.
Narrating how the accused were arrested, a senior officer said soon after they received a complaint, they detained two persons from the locality based on the description given by the victim.
The two were interrogated by the police, and they eventually informed officers about the whereabouts of the other accused, leading to their arrests in the early hours of the morning.
The victim was allegedly gang-raped by eight men when she was out with her husband looking for houses on rent.
The couple was staying at a family friend’s house, which was forcibly broken into by the accused.