The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Gandhinagar, will play a crucial role in the investigation into the gang rape of a 23-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai last week. A three-member team of the FSL will fly to Mumbai on Tuesday.
Confirming the development, a senior FSL official on condition of anonymity said, “The team had already been readied for departure to Mumbai, and was awaiting official orders from higher authorities. The order came late on Monday evening. The team is slated to leave for Mumbai by flight on Tuesday morning.” The team will comprise three forensic experts.
“They will primarily be investigating and gathering evidences from the scene of crime in the Shakti Mills Compound. In addition, they will also examine the five rape suspects to create their psychological profiles for better understanding of their mindset,” the official said. This would go a long way in consolidating the case against the five accused, he added.
The development comes after Mumbai commissioner of police (CP) Satyapal Singh on Monday announced the call for Gandhinagar FSL’s assistance in the case. Apart from the Gujarat team, experts from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, have also been roped in for the investigation. The victim was gang-raped by five men on August 22 at Shakti Mills Compound