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Manipur: Semen found on Manorama's clothes

August 26, 2004 12:11 IST

Forensic tests have detected stains of human semen on the clothes of Thangjam Manorama Devi who had been picked up on July 10 by Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur and found dead the next day at Ngariyan near Imphal.

This was detected during a test of 30-year-old Manorama's clothes by Central Forensic Science Laboratory
in Kolkata, which submitted a report before an Inquiry Commission headed by retired judge C Upendra in Imphal on Wednesday, Commission sources said on Thursday.

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The sources said blood stains, also detected on the undergarments of the deceased woman, were found to be of O-type.

The report was forwarded to the Additional Director of Forensic Science Laboratory in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, none of the four Assam Rifles witnesses had so far appeared before the panel despite official summon and intimation, the sources said.

The Assam Rifles authorities had earlier cited security reasons for their inability to appear before the panel and wanted it to examine the witnesses in camera at the AR office at Kangla.

Quoting intelligence report, the Assam Rifles counsel reiterated that a cash award of Rs 100,000 for the jawan witnesses and Rs 500,000 for the AR commandant had been announced by the banned People's Liberation Army.

The sources said the commission had asked the witnesses to appear before it today, failing which the panel was likely to issue arrest warrants against them.

The death of Manorama Devi sparked widespread agitation in Manipur demanding withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Forces Act from the state.

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Sub: Shameful

Its really shamful to know of this. It should be seen that justice happens in this case. If we ignore this now then another punjab ...

Posted by Gaurav

Sub: Shame on us

This is really pathetic situation. On one side we praise our soilders who live and die for us and on the other side we see ...

Posted by Binu George

Sub: inflammatory news

Hi jusyt because u get semen on the clothes does not mean any thing , it could be from some other relation ship she could ...

Posted by Roy

Sub: The case

I think the case and the investigations are running along a smooth way and very soon there will be a clear picture along with court's ...

Posted by KAUSHIK

Sub: semen on manorama dress

The DNA test should be conducted on all Assam Rifle personnel one by one till the actual culprit or culprits are traced out.The Govt should ...

Posted by jayalakshmi



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