Updated 17 Nov 2021, 6:51 pm
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Tuesday rejected the closure report on Babysana death case submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and returned it for further investigation under 173 (8) CrPC.
The court directed the investigating officer of the case to find out the blood group of the deceased, N Babysana Chanu and to complete her DNA profile by using samples obtained from her. It directed to find out the matching blood group and the DNA profile, if any, either of the deceased or the accused persons.
The court akso directed to find out the blood group of her biological father and mother by collecting their blood samples as well as find out the blood group of all the accused persons and complete their DNA profiles for further investigation.
The CBI on March 6, 2021 had submitted its incomplete final report and against the order of the High Court of Manipur such information was made available to the victim's family after one month on April 3, 2021, the court stated. This shows that the justice for the victim's family was intentionally attempted to be undermined from the court, it stated.
The father of the deceased, Ningthoujam Tomchou Singh, objecting to the final report was also taken up for consideration. On application of objection to the final report, the father of the deceased stated that his daughter was found murdered at the accused Ph Landhoni's illegally run boarding at Canchipur, Imphal. An FIR No. 138(7)2019 SJM PS was lodged against the accused persons and the Manipur Police had made prior police investigations and they had definitely proved that the said accused had run the boarding illegally by not registering under JJ Act as such section 420 of IPC and violation of JJ Act, he stated.
Not satisfied with the investigation carried out by Manipur Police, the victim's father had filed a Criminal Petition for CBI investigation which was allowed by the High Court of Manipur by a Judgment and Order of November 11, 2019.
The court, after considering the factual points, observed that the investigation of the case conducted by the investigating officer was not satisfactory and rejected the final report.
First published:16 Nov 2021, 4:34 pm
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