The forensic report of the Hathras victim, who succumbed to her injuries following an alleged gang rape, shows that the woman was not raped, Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said on Thursday.
"The forensic science laboratory report clearly says that sperm was not found in the samples collected from the woman... The report has made it clear that the woman was not raped," Kumar said in a press conference here.
The 19-year-old had succumbed to assault injuries in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday where she was brought on Monday from Aligarh Muslim University Medical College.
The senior police official said that the postmortem, which was conducted by a team of doctors in Delhi, has established that the death was caused by the trauma of her neck injury.
"According to the postmortem report, the victim died due to the trauma of her neck injury. FSL report also clearly shows that sperm was not found in the collected samples. It suggests that some people twisted the matter to stir caste-based tension," Kumar said.
"Police had taken timely action in the matter from the beginning. Further actions will be taken in the matter now. Those who twisted the matter in the media will be identified and legal actions will be taken against them," he added.
Kumar said that the victim was provided with appropriate and timely medical attention and added that samples were sent to the FSL on September 25 for testing.
He said that the victim first mentioned the rape on September 22. "A case was registered in the matter on her statement," Kumar said.
"Chief Minister has set up a special investigation team to probe the case. Whoever is found guilty in the matter will not be spared... Local authorities have imposed Section 144. Stopping the media is a decision of the local administration," he said.
The police conducted her last rites at her native place in the wee hours of Wednesday. All four accused involved in the incident have been arrested. (ANI)
Aligarh hospital's medical report of the Hathras Dalit woman, who succumbed to an assault by four upper-caste men, did not confirm rape, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikrant Vir on Thursday.
"The medical report from the Aligarh Muslim University Medical College mentions that there were injuries but it does not confirm forced sexual intercourse. They're waiting for a report of the forensics. As of now, doctors say that they're not confirming rape," he told ANI.
Before the 19-year-old succumbed to her injuries at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Tuesday, she was undergoing treatment at Aligarh Muslim University Medical College.
The SP added that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, visited the village and met the victim's family on Wednesday.
"The three-member team inspected the crime spot. Investigation is on," the Hathras SP said.
Hathras District Magistrate P Lakshkar said that the SIT was scheduled to meet the victim's family members again on Thursday.
"The borders of Hathras have been sealed and Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the district. More than five people are not allowed to gather in Hathras, even media is not be allowed," he said, adding he had no information about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's visit. On Wednesday, Vadra had tweeted that she was planning to meet the 19-year-old woman's family.
Hathras: Samajwadi Party workers protest after being denied enty to the village where a 19-year-old woman was gang-raped. An officer says, "The SIT is conducting probe in the village, therefore no one is allowed to enter." pic.twitter.com/QZLmrxFYgi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 1, 2020
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced that the kin will be given Rs 25 lakh as ex-gratia, a house, and a government job for one of the family members.
The government has said the matter will be heard in a fast-track court.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath also spoke to the family of the victim through video-conferencing. (ANI)