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Handwara rape case: Major's DNA test -ve

January 19, 2005 18:57 IST

The DNA test of Major Rahman Hussain, who is undergoing a general court martial and is accused of raping a 30-year-old woman and her daughter in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir on November 6, 2004, was found negative, a defence spokesman said in Srinagar on Wednesday.

The report of the test, conducted by the Central Forensic Laboratory, Chandigarh, was presented before the general court martial presided over by Brig Syed Ata Hussain at Uri brigade headquarters.

The chief judicial magistrate, Handwara, transferred the report to the GCM on Tuesday, the spokesman added.

According to sources, on November 6, a unit of 30 Rashtriya Rifles entered the residence of Abdul Rashid on the pretext of conducting a search. The personnel then asked Rashid's wife and daughter to show them around the house after asking him to wait outside. Aisha and Shabnum were then raped.

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