The Uttar Pradesh police in a statement on Thursday said that there was no rape involved in the murder of 19 year old teenager from Hathras. Earlier, several reports and the relatives of the victim had claimed that she was gang-raped before being killed.
Citing a forensic science laboratory (FSL) report, ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said the cause of her death is an injury on the neck and trauma resulting due to it. “The report of the FSL has also come. It says clearly that samples did not have sperm. It makes clear that there was not rape or gang rape,” Kumar said.
“Even the woman in her statement to police did not mention about rape but talked about ‘marpeet’ (beating) only, he added.
“For disturbing social harmony and create caste violence, some persons wrongly presented facts,” the UP police officer said.
“Police took immediate action in the case and now we will identify those who tried to disturb social harmony and create caste violence,” the ADG added, stressing that people “distorted facts” in the media.
The forensic report claiming no presence of sperm on the body of the Hathras victim has been sent for further investigation.
Meanwhile, after the second FIR was lodged by the family on September 22 in which they named suspects, three more accused have been arrested.