Police now reveals that the only information is that the perpetrator could be a person well known to the family

Jisha rape and murder Police still clueless collect fingerprints of all men in locality
news Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 09:17

Almost two weeks after the gruesome rape and murder of Jisha, the police is still clueless. On Tuesday, officials of the special investigation team (SIT) started collecting fingerprints of all the men in the locality.

Police now reveals that the only information is that the perpetrator could be a person well known to the family.

“Fingerprints of about 2,000 men from wards 1 and 20 in the Rayamangalam panchayat will be collected for the analysis,“ DSP K M Jijimon who is heading the probe told The Times of India.

The probe team said that forensic officials have collected some fingerprints from the crime scene suspected to be that of the accused.

“As per the voters' list, there are about 2,000 men aged between 18 and 70 in the two wards. Male migrant workers living in the area will also be asked to provide their fingerprints. If the public cooperates, the exercise can be completed in another two days. The turnout was poor on the first day,“ an officer told ToI.

SIT will also keep an eye on men who skip the process.

On Monday, the judicial first class magistrate court at Kuruppampady had approved SIT’s plea to get permission for seeking help of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to analyse fingerprints collected from the scene of crime.

ToI further reports that the police decided to approach UIDAI, after two sets of fingerprints collected from the scene of crime did not match with that of the suspects in police custody.

 

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