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Preliminary tests show Bandipora rape accused is not minor

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Preliminary medical examination of the Bandipora rape accused in has proved that he is not a minor.

Police said the preliminary medical examination of had indicated that he was not a minor.

"Doctors have said that the accused is around 20 years old," a said.

A controversy had arisen about the age of the accused after a private school issued a date of birth certificate that said the minor was born on July 23, 2009.

Police suspected the genuineness of the certificate from the very beginning. They have lodged an FIR against the principal of the private school.

Police said the special investigation team (SIT) set up to probe the heinous crime would fast-track the investigation.

has erupted with shock and outrage against the rape of the three-year-old.

The crime was allegedly committed when Muslims in the area were busy breaking their daily fast during the ongoing holy month of

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:26 IST
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