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Sanam Hasan's body to be exhumed to extract DNA

Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 10:34am IST | Agency: dna

CID chief SPS Yadav on Wednesday said that they will exhume Sanam Hasan’s body to extract her dna. The statement comes after dna carried reports on the goof ups in forensic tests carried on Hasan’s blood, heart, viscera and vaginal smear. 

Sanam Hasan (19), a second-year fashion design student of Symbiosis College in Vimannagar, died after taking ill at her birthday bash organised by friends.

dna had reported that Hasan’s DNA extracted from the sample of viscera, heart, blood and vaginal smear did not match with the parents’ DNA.

Additional director general of police SPS Yadav, who is state CID chief, admitted that the samples appear to have been changed. “We now plan to exhume Hasan’s body which is buried in Mumbai. There will be some legal processes but we will do it. We are sure we would get some extracts from her body to match them with her parents and the viscera samples given to the forensic laboratory. This is an unfortunate development and we are probing into how it happened, where the samples were changed, by whom, why and how?”

He added, “When Hasan’s body was taken to Sassoon Hospital for postmortem on October 3, five other bodies had also been sent there for autopsy. Four of them were corpses of women and one was of a male. There was delay in sending the viscera to the laboratory as the police took 10-15 days to send the viscera. “We will definitely nab the people, who have committed the act purposely. As far as the case is concerned, we will rely on the reports of regional forensic science laboratory and Sassoon General Hospital, which spoke about alcohol found in her viscera and blood.”

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