New Delhi: In a fresh twist in the Bhandara case, a new forensic report has reportedly claimed that the three minor sisters were not raped.

According to reports, a forensic expert in his report have ruled out sexual assault, adding that the three girls, whose bodies were found on February 16 died due to drowning.

The latest forensic report stands in contradiction to the post-mortem findings which said that the girls were sexually abused, killed and then thrown into the well.

The forensic report also claims that the girls’ bodies bore no external injuries nor there was any sign of poisoning or strangulation.

The three girls aged five, nine and 11 had gone missing on February 14 from Lakhani village of Bhandara district, 65 km from Nagpur. Their mother lodged a complaint with the police after they did not return from school. Their bodies was spotted by a passerby on February 16.

After the recovery of bodies, the police registered a case of accidental death. It was only after the villagers took to the streets and protested outside the police station that police finally lodged a case of murder, kidnapping, rape and other serious charges.

With the latest report concluding drowning as the cause of death, it is now to be interrogated if the sisters drowned accidently or they were pushed or thrown into the well.

(JPN/Agencies)

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