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Bhanwari case: Forensic team reaches Jodhpur

January 05, 2012 17:07 IST

A Central Forensic Science Laboratory team headed by a deputy director rank official on Thursday arrived in Jodhpur on Thursday to examine the spot where midwife Bhanwari Devi's body was disposed off.

The team visited the spot in Jaloda village where Bhanwari's body is believed to have been burnt in a crater and is collecting evidences, police sources said.

Evidences will also be collected with the help of divers from a canal in which the remains were thrown after setting the body on fire in the pit.

"It was revealed by Kailash Jakhar, who was nabbed on the Jodhpur-Ajmer highway following a tip off and later placed under arrest, that he obtained Bhanwari Devi's body from Sohan Lal Bishnoi and Shahabuddin after they picked her up from Bilara on September one," the sources said.

Sources said that he has admitted to have taken possession of Bhanwari Devi and disposed her off in Jaloda village near Phalodi, about 150 kms from the city. Jakhar is an active member of the Bishna Ram Bishnoi gang. Bishnaram, who was carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on head, was also arrested yesterday in Pune and was brought to Jodhpur on Thursday.

He is also being interrogated at the Central Bureau of Investigation's local office. The CBI director A P Singh and Additional Director Salim Ali have also arrived here to monitor the progress in the case which is now at the conclusive end.

Bhanwari Devi, who was a nursing midwife, had gone missing from Jodhpur's Bilara area on September 1 last year.
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