Rekha murder: Body swabs sent to CFSL


 Body swabs of the 19-year-old girl who was found murdered in the Assagao forest area on Thursday last week, will be sent to the Central forensic science laboratory (CFSL). 
Though the autopsy report ruled out rape and the woman died due to head injuries, the police want to get a report from the forensic department. The authorities have decided to have swabs serogically tested to see if she was violated in any other way. "Vaginal swabs will be sent to CFSL to completely rule out the possibility of any kind of sexual assault on the victim though there was no physical evidence to show that she was raped," said GMC sources. 
The sources said the slides taken for a sperm count have come up negative. The autopsy conducted on the body of Rekha Kharat on Saturday by forensic doctors of the Goa medical college (GMC), determined that she was not sexually assaulted. Grave injury to her head caused her death, said a forensic report. 
Police sources said that there were 14 blade injuries on the victim's face and there were 42-45 such injures on her body. Based on the autopsy analysis, police doubt that there might be more than one person involved in the case. 
Forensic experts believe that though the victim was not raped, the murderer may have attempted to rape her. "There were bruises and cuts on her body indicating that she must have strongly resisted when the accused removed her clothes," said sources. The girl had not worn ornaments nor was she carrying much money during the incident. [TOI]