[Reader-list] Shopian's sordid saga

S. Jabbar sonia.jabbar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 20:53:25 IST 2009

Shopian case: Doc sent fictitious slides for forensic lab, CBI
Agencies Posted online: Sunday , Sep 27, 2009 at 1733 hrs

Srinagar : 

In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian, a
doctor who prepared the vaginal slides of the victims has told the CBI that
no samples from the duo had ever been taken. The doctor, who was a part of
the second postmortem team from Pulwama district hospital, was questioned by
the CBI team camping here during which she told the investigators that no
vaginal swab was ever taken of the two victims ­ Neelofar (22) and Aasiya
(17), official sources said.

The doctor broke down during the questioning and narrated the entire
sequence of events to the CBI officials, the sources said.

The sources claimed that the doctor had taken samples from gloves used in
the gynaecological ward of the district hospital and prepared a slide which
showed presence of semen.

The CBI conducted searches at the hospital late last night and seized
various pairs of gloves and records available at the hospital, they said.

While the CBI was officially tightlipped about the case, sources said the
lady doctor informed the CBI that she had done this as public pressure was

The CBI team which searched the hospital last night was accompanied by the
doctor, they said.

The exhumation of bodies was expected to be undertaken tomorrow and the
family members had also given permission for the same.

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