Sources in the CBI said the first post-mortem was conducted at night, which is usually against the laid down procedures. The post-mortem is not conducted after sunset except in an exceptional emergency case.

Ahead of exhuming, the CBI will constitute a medical board after which the investigating agency will move to a local court for a direction for exhuming the bodies of the two girls in order to conduct a fresh post-mortem.

The move comes after the autopsy report of the state government was only suggestive of rape without conclusively proving it.

The post-mortem was conducted by a lady doctor, who had no prior experience of it, said the sources.

It is worth mention that the two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in the village the next day. The incident had sparked a nationwide outrage.

Meanwhile, the CBI continued the polygraph test of the fathers of the victims at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory.

CBI sources said four persons, including fathers of two victims, a relative of the family and an eyewitness have been brought here for lie-detector test as the agency is not convinced with the statements given by them.

Sources said the chain of events given by the eyewitness has many loopholes, which needs to clarified before reaching any conclusion.

Sources said the CBI has taken three days time from the court in Badaun to subject these four persons to polygraph or lie-detector test but if the procedure is completed earlier then they may be allowed to go.

CBI sources said that they are not doubting the claims made by the victims’ families but in order to develop a flawless case the agency needs to test the veracity of their statements.

Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) AL Banerjee had also raised questions about the incident. He had claimed the rape of one of the victims was not confirmed while suggesting that property could be one of the motives behind the crime.

The lie-detector test, which is based on the premise that certain parameters of the body fluctuate when a person is lying, measures these parameters of the person undergoing the test and presents to the investigators a graph which shows variation when a particular question is asked.

(Agencies)

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