2005 missing woman case: Suspects taken to Gujarat for brain fingerprinthttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/2005-mssing-woman-kochi-smitha-george-suspect-brain-fingerprint-test-2870263/

2005 missing woman case: Suspects taken to Gujarat for brain fingerprint

Officials said that the results of the brain fingerprinting test may not be admissible in the courts, but the technique helps investigating agencies find clues in complicated cases like this.

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Smitha George went missing in 2005

The former husband of a 25-year-old Kerala woman, Smitha George, who went missing in Dubai in 2005 and whose body was found in a Sharjah morgue last year, was Wednesday brought to Raksha Shakti University (RSU) in Ahmedabad for brain fingerprinting test. Chirakkal Valiyaparambil Sabu alias Antony is one of the two suspects in the case. The other suspect, Deviyani, a maid who worked at the duo’s house in Dubai, was also brought to Ahmedabad for the same test.

The CBI, which is probing the case, brought the two suspects to Ahmedabad following the order of the Kerala High Court earlier this year. However, even before the two accused could reach here, Deviyani allegedly consumed some poisonous substance in the train. She is recuperating in the Civil Hospital from where she is likely to be discharged in a couple of days. “We are helping the CBI by using brain fingerprinting technology on the two suspects. This is a new technology in the country which is useful for cracking cases like this where the police need to find out some clues,” RSU Director and IPS officer Vikas Sahay told The Indian Express.

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Officials said that the results of the brain fingerprinting test may not be admissible in the courts, but the technique helps investigating agencies find clues in complicated cases like this.

According to RSU officials, the case dates back to 2005 when Smitha George, then 25, got married to Antony, 29, and flew to Dubai with him. Two days after her arrival, she went missing. Antony claimed she left him for her lover. The officials said that on the same day, an unidentified body of a woman was found in a Sharjah morgue.

The RSU officials have matched the photograph of the dead body of the woman lying at Sharjah hospital and a photograph of Smitha and the results have almost matched.

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