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Badaun rape case: CBI starts polygraph tests on 5 accused

By: Press Trust of India | Badaun | Posted: June 24, 2014 9:22 pm

CBI on Tuesday commenced the process of conducting lie-detector tests of the five accused in the sensational rape and murder of two teenaged girls.

CBI team has taken the permission of the local court for subjecting the accused to polygraph test as it wanted to verify the statements given by them. The two girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area on May 28. The postmortem report of the two girls confirmed that they were raped before murder.

Five accused– three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadavand Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav–have been arrested in the case that has sparked nation-wide outrage.

A Central Forensic Science Laboratory team is carrying out the polygraph test here on the accused. The exercise is likely to be spread over three days. CBI sources, without revealing the details of the process, said during the tests several questions related to the crime, their alleged involvement etc were put to them.

Meanwhile, a local court today granted permission to the CBI to conduct narco analysis, polygraphy and brain mapping tests of family members of two girls and witnesses in the case.

Two witnesses and two family members, both fathers of the girls, in their statements before DSP (CBI) Vijay KumarShukla, the Investigation Officer, gave their consent for the tests, said Assistant District Government Counsel (ADGC) Gyan Swaroop Gupta. On the basis of their statements, the IO had moved an application on Monday before Additional District Judge S N Tripathi and the court summoned all the four to know their willingness or otherwise for the tests.

The IO produced today all the four persons before the court which inquired, one by one, about their willingness to undergo the tests after which the ADJ gave permission to the CBI, Gupta said.

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