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CFSL found no trace of semen on Kunduli rape case exhibits:

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The Central Laboratory (CFSL) in Kolkata said in its report that Kunduli victim's clothes did not bear any trace of semen, a has said.

The report submitted by the to the court is now available with the investigating officer, of Police (branch) R B Panigrahi told reporters yesterday.

"The forensic test revealed that the stains on the exhibits (clothes) yielded identical autosomal genetic profiles of female origin from one and the same female individual," Panigrahi said.

The clothes were sent to the for re-examination following a controversy over a purported State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) draft report, which had indicated that the girl's undergarments bore semen marks.

The draft report did not match with the SFSL's final report.

Odisha DGP R P Sharma had ordered the branch to investigate into the alleged discrepancies in the two forensic reports.

"Police are still investigating into the "apparent surfacing" of the SFSL's intermediate interdivision draft report, which was also reported by a section of media," the SP said.

A 14-year-old Dalit girl of Kunduli area of district had alleged that she was gang-raped by "four men in uniforms" on October 10 last year near a jungle in Pottangi police station area of the district.

The girl committed suicide on January 22.

The had in February ordered for a court-monitored special investigation team probe into the incident. The government had also ordered a judicial probe.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 12:45 IST
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