Opinions by medical experts helped nail accused: CB

April 21, 2018 10:11 pm | Updated 10:18 pm IST - Srinagar

The Crime Branch (CB) on Saturday said it was on the strength of opinion furnished by medical experts that “it has been confirmed that the Kathua victim was subjected to sexual assault by the accused”.

“The medical expert has also opined that hymen of the victim was not found intact,” said a CB spokesman.

Section added

He said, on the basis of the medical opinion, Section 376 (D) IPC (where a woman is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention) was added in the case.

“The medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and the cause of death was asphyxia leading to cardio-pulmonary arrest,” he added.

The Crime Branch said that it “was in the process of submitting supplementary charge sheet”.

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