The CBI on Saturday recovered key evidences, including a watch, jewellery parts and body remains allegedly belonging to the missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, from a canal near here.

Sources in the agency said the items could prove vital in resolving the mystery surrounding the abduction-cum-murder of the 36-year-old woman.

They said the evidence, recovered by a joint team of the CBI and the Rajasthan Police from the Rajiv Gandhi Canal, corroborates the statement of an accused who claimed that she was strangulated and the body was later burnt. The remains were allegedly dumped by accused Bishna Ram and Kailash Jakhar in the canal.

Besides the watch, beads of a necklace, a pendant, an earring, part of a skull and portions of teeth were also recovered, the sources said.