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‘Victim’s DNA Report Not Matching: No Ground To Rule Out Involvement In Crime, P & H HC Denies Bail To Gang-Rape Accused

“Merely because the DNA report (of the rape victim) does not match with the petitioner cannot be termed to be a circumstance to conclude that the petitioner is not involved in the crime”, observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court in denying bail to a gang-rape accused.
The Single Bench recorded that the aforesaid FIR has been registered at the instance of complainant on the allegations that during the intervening night of 03/04 May, 2018 between 12:00 afternoon to 02:00 A.M., his daughter had come to his shop to provide tea. While returning back, she was kidnapped by one Bir Singh, one Naveen (the present petitioner) and an unknown boy. The complainant had tried to trace her and found her in a room, with all the boys present. The victim had alleged that she was subjected to gang rape by the three persons named above and one Sonu and that they had threatened to kill her, in the event she disclosed about the incident.

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