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DNA sample is not of Madhumita, alleges mother

Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | June 05, 2003 01:41 IST

Slain poetess Madhumita Shukla's mother Shanti Devi on Wednesday created a sensation when she alleged that the sample sent for DNA test was 'tampered'.

"Shanti Devi made this allegation in a statement before a Criminal Investigation Department team that went to Madhumita's hometown, Lakhimpur Kheri, today," highly placed sources told

She was stated to have echoed her other daughter Nidhi's claim about Madhumita not being pregnant at all.

'Barely a month before her murder, she had participated in a kavi sammelan, wearing a shalvar-kurta. Had she been pregnant, would it not have shown in the video recording?' she was stated to have told the CID team. 'I am sure the foetus sample sent for DNA examination to Hyderabad is a plant.'

A senior CID official, however, strongly refuted the charge. "All such wild allegations will fall flat once Shanti Devi's DNA sample is matched with that of Madhumita's foetus."

Devi, without naming anyone, said, "I have reason to believe that the present probe is directed towards proving preconceived notions about Madhumita and not against those who are responsible for my daughter's brutal killing."

Terming the current inquiry as a 'farce', she felt the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Madhumita's sister, Nidhi, had initially alleged Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi's wife had masterminded the murder to avenge the poetess' growing intimacy with her husband. She, however, backtracked on her charge later.

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When the soul of the country itself is corrupted, anything can happen. Samples can be manipulated and the culprits allowed to go scott free. There ...

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It was in late 50s a high coart Judge Mr Anand Narayan Mulla had passed a sticture against The Police force in UP. He had ...

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It seems to be the fashion to make all sorts of wild allegations and then withdraw them. If the police image is tarnished in this ...

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