Sheena Bora murder: Probe hits dead end as forensic experts fail to identify remains
Police probe into the Sheena Bora murder case may hit a dead end after the Khar police were informed by JJ Group of Hospitals on Friday that they could not ascertain anything from the charred bones, and samples – teeth and hair that was sent by Pen police in May 2012.
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Speaking to midday Dr T P Lahane, dean of JJ Group of hospitals and Grant Medical College confirmed the same and said, “We received the samples (charred bones parts, teeth and hair) of unknown person, which was brought by Pen police in May 2012, who had asked us to determine the age, sex, and cause of death of the deceased from the samples. However experts from the Anatomy Department could not ascertain either the age, sex nor the cause of death deceased from the said sample as the tissue was less in quantity.”
“We had kept our report ready by December 2013, but only today the Khar police approached us asking for the samples to be returned to them, which were in our possession and as per the request, we have handed over them to the police. We are not having any more samples,” said Lahane.
Meanwhile the team attached to biological department of Kalina has reached the crime scene and are in the process of looking for evidence in the said case from the spot. However it is not clear if the Pen police have disposed the mortal remains of the unknown corpse that was found by them on May 24, by burying or cremating the same.
A forensic scientist who did not wished to be identified said, “It will be a wait and watch scenario even if the samples are extracted by the forensic team, three years later.”
Noted criminal lawyer Dinesh Tiwari said, “There is no correlation with the unknown body that was found in May 2012, and the skeletal remains, if at all found now from the scene of crime, because the forensic tests for which the samples were sent earlier, did not yield any result. So the challenge for the police will be to show affirmatively that the skeletal that was found now, is of Sheena Bora and moreover to establish the murder theory, thereby giving benefit of doubt to the accused, especially when the entire case hinges upon the confessional statement of the driver which has no legal value.”