Rohtak gang-rape victim's autopsy report reveals esophagus missing from girl's body

Kashmir Times. Dated: 5/15/2017 1:00:43 AM

Rohtak, May 14 (Agencies) : The post-mortem report of the Rohtak girl who was gang-raped by seven men and then murdered has confirmed that the victim was subjected to severe torture and rape by the accused.
According to the ANI reports, the post-mortem report has indicted that victim's esophagus has been missing and gnawing effects were seen over the chest.
"The esophagus is missing from the body and gnawing effects is seen over the chest of the victim in Rohtak gangrape and murder case. The face, tongue, eyes, ears have been totally distorted. The victim's face is not at all identifiable," the report said.
It further stated that the cause of the death is believed to be the head injury.
"There have been blunt force injuries and multiple wounds on skull and scalp," it added.
The Haryana Police had yesterday released the sketch of the main suspect in the case. The brutality of the case has sparked comparison with the Nirbhaya case.
At least two suspects were arrested by the city police in connection with the brutal gang-rape-murder case.
On Thursday, mutilated body of a 23-year-old woman with her face and lower portion eaten by dogs was found in the urban estate area of Rohtak.
The woman, a divorcee, was allegedly kidnapped from Sonipat on May 9 by seven men and taken to a deserted location in Rohtak where she was subjected to gang-raped and brutal torture.
Sharp-edged objects were found inserted into the private parts of the victim. Her head had been smashed. A vehicle had been run over her by the perpetrators of the crime apparently to hide her identity.
Dr. SK Dhatterwal, head of the department of forensic medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak who conducted the post-mortem examination, said the 'findings suggest that it was a brutal rape and murder'.
"The bones of the woman's skull were shattered into pieces. The assailants would have used a heavy, blunt weapon to do that. In the stomach, there were findings suggesting congestion which indicates she may have been given some sedatives. That will be confirmed by chemical examination of the viscera samples," said Dr. Dhatterwal.
"The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated and tortured after the gang rape. She was killed after being raped involving at least seven people. Her skull was smashed in a way which indicates that she was run over by a vehicle in order to hide her identity," the forensic team has stated.
The forensic team also found some drugs in viscera samples taken from the victim's body.
When her body was found in an empty plot in Rohtak, the police first tried to ascertain the identity of the victim. Their search led them to the missing complaint lodged in the neighboring district of Sonepat.
The victim's parents told police that one of the accused, Sumit, had been harassing the woman for past one year. They told the police that prime accused was their neighbour, who had visited their home only a few days ago.
The deceased had turned down his proposal for marriage following which Sumit threatened her with 'befitting reply with dire consequences'.



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