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SIT formed to speed up M.P. rape probe

DNA samples of accused sent for tests

The DNA samples of the two people arrested on charges of abducting and raping a minor girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur city were sent for examination and a special investigation team (SIT) had been formed to speed up the probe, the police said on Sunday.

The SIT will be headed by City Superintendent of Police Rakesh Mohan Shukla and will include a legal adviser. Mr. Shukla said 70% of the investigation had been completed and a blood-stained knife, the victim’s school bag, among other things, were recovered.

Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said the DNA samples of the accused, identified as Irfan, 20, and Asif, 24, were sent for examination on Saturday.

Being counselled

He said the police were waiting for the victim to recover in order to record her statement while her mother’s statement had already been recorded.

Doctors said her condition was improving and she was being counselled by psychiatrists to recover from the trauma.

The father of the girl on Sunday demanded capital punishment for the accused, saying he does not want compensation from the government.