CBI wants Aarushi bed-sheet from police

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to provide pieces of crucial evidence relating to the murder of teenaged Aarushi Talwar -- the bed-sheet on which she was found dead and her room's doormat -- as it continues the probe into the nearly two-year-old case.

Citing the importance of the bed-sheet and the doormat, a senior forensic official said the bed-sheet might have some seminal stain or blood stain or any other forensic evidence and, if investigated, they might give a clue of the murderer. Earlier, the CBI had asked for the same from Aarushi's parents after they had undergone a narco test at Gandhinagar Forensic laboratory recently, they said.

Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit on May 15, 2008, at her home in Noida near Delhi. Their domestic help Hemraj was found dead on the roof-top.

The CBI team investigating the case had charged the UP Police, who had first probed the case, with having destroyed 90 per cent of the evidence at the crime scene. The forensic scientist said the UP Police did not cordon off the crime scene and “as such when we went to capture the finger prints, we found people were walking up and down all over them”.

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