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Aarushi's vaginal swabs tampered with, says CBI

Last updated on: September 4, 2009 

Aarushi's vaginal swabs substituted with another woman's: CBI

In a twist to the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, it has come to light that the vaginal swabs drawn from the victim were substituted with those of an unidentified woman.

Central Bureau of Investigation sources said the startling fact emerged during the tests conducted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics in Hyderabad.

They said there was no semen (as alleged initially) in the slides sent to the centre and corroborative testing revealed that the material was not drawn from Arushi in the first place.

Dr Sunil Dohere, an Okhla based doctor had drawn vaginal swabs following Arushi's murder on May 15, 2008. The doctor reported that the swabs contained a white discharge, suggestive of seminal fluid.

But, Dr Dohere's senior, Dr S C Singhal, later said the slides prepared from the swabs had tested negative for semen.

"Regarding investigation in Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, we have to file a status report in Supreme Court. We cannot share anything in this connection as the matter is subjudice and is also under investigation," a CBI spokesperson said.

The case made headlines when Aarushi's father Dr Rajesh Talwar was arrested by the Noida police in connection with the murder of the girl.

The CBI arrested three servants of the locality and had given a clean chit to Dr Talwar but could not file any chargesheet in the case which led to their release on bail.

Text: PTI

Video: ANI