'Partial male DNA' found on Aarushi's pillow

Written by: Pti
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Ghaziabad, Aug 7: A forensic expert, deposing in the twin Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, told a court here that a pillow recovered from the teenager's room bore evidence of a "partial male DNA".

The senior scientist, BP Mahapatra of Central Forensic Science laboratory, told the court that besides the partial male DNA, blood stains were found on the pillow that matched Aarushi's group. Female DNA and blood stains found on the wall and door of Aarushi's room also matched her group, he said.

The CBI produced 13 exhibits out of 29 parcels in the special trial court here. Mahapatra told the court that a bed sheet found from Hemraj's room bore his blood stains, "but DNA was not generated". Blood samples found on Hemraj's vest, T-shirt, undergarment and wrist watch were also found positive but DNA profile was not generated, Public Prosecutor RK Saini said.

Hemraj's blood stains and a partial male DNA were also found on the gate leading to the terrace where his body was found, Saini said.

Meanwhile, defense counsel Manoj Shishodia told PTI that an application was moved before the trial court seeking the letters of the Superintendent of Police (CBI) written to the forensic department. The hearings will continue tomorrow (Wednesday).


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