AGRA: The four accused in the alleged Hathras gang-rape and murder of the 19-year-old Dalit girl were taken to Gujarat for a polygraph and brain electrical oscillation signature (BEOS) profiling on Saturday. The BEOS profiling is a non-invasive EEG technique by which a suspect’s participation in a crime is detected by eliciting electrophysiological impulses.
Jailor of Aligarh district jail Pramod Kumar Singh said that all the four accused had been taken to Gujarat by the state police on the orders of a Hathras court after the CBI, which is probing the case, sought permission for conducting the tests. He said, “They were taken into custody by CBI and for monitoring them, one head warden from the jail was sent with them.”
According to senior officials, it will take around a week to complete both tests on the four accused- Sandeep, Ravi, Ramu and Lavkush, who were arrested before the death of the victim in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital on September 29. All four had been accused by the victim in her statement for assault and rape.
The investigation was later handed over to the CBI following a recommendation from the UP government. The Allahabad HC is monitoring the probe under directions of the Supreme Court.
The CBI registered a case and began its investigation on October 13. Since then, they have quizzed the victim’s and accused’s family members several times. The officials have visited the crime spot at least thrice and recreated the crime scene on two occasions.
Besides, they have met local residents to inquire about the equation between the families of the victim and the accused and also questioned a local boy, who claims he was present in the field when the girl was found injured.
During their investigation, the CBI also quizzed the accused in Aligarh district jail and also visited Aligarh’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College where the victim was treated before she was shifted to Delhi, where she died later.