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Dilip Kumar

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social organisation,  on Wednesday filed a miscellaneous petition in the Orissa High Court seeking direction for polygraph test of Arun Bothra, the head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the murder of five-year old girl at Jadupur in Nayagarh district.

The petitioner, Surendra Panigrahi, who has reiterated his prayer for a 'proper and objective' investigation by the CBI into the sensational case, has also sought the court's direction for lie detection test of doctors who initially found no signs of rape on the body of the girl and the doctors who have now established sexual assault.

The petition read "that unless the outside agency is directed to take up the investigation and unless the polygraph test is conducted on doctors who initially pointed that there was no sign of any rape on the body of Pari and now the examination has pointed that there has been rape on the body, there are apprehension that proper accused will not come to light."

The petitioner further stated that SIT chief Arun Bothra should also face polygraph test to ascertain whether ‘some material evidences are being concealed or there are truths in his version.’ The polygraph test is required to ascertain the correctness of the examinations carried out by the doctors and the senior police official, the petitioner added.

He also mentions in his petition that the SIT chief had not cited the reason why the body of the minor girl was not found within 10 days of her missing even as the local police and dog squad were engaged in the search operation.

It is apprehended that some material evidences have been concealed after the mother of  'so called’ accused Saroj' told media that her son has been pressurised to own up the crime for which he would be shown as a minor accused which in turn will ensure his freedom afterwards, the petition read.

On Tuesday, SIT chief Arun Bothra spoke in details about the investigation process and revealed that Saroj Sethi at Jadupur village was the main accused in the alleged rape and murder of the little girl.

At an hour-long press meet, Bothra had also explained the modus operandi of the accused in committing the crime and destroying evidence.

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