Aarushi's throat could have been slit using khukuri, forensic expert tells court

New Delhi Deposing before a CBI court in Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, a former forensic science expert said on Monday that there is a possibility the deep cuts on the teenager and the domestic help's throats could have been inflicted with a 'Khukuri' (Nepalese knife).

Dr R K Sharma, former head of the department of forensic science at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), told the court of Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal, that Aarushi's post-mortem report mentioned 'sliced carotid artery' and it is difficult to slit it using a scalpel, as the artery is deep inside the neck.

A khukuri is a sharp-edged and winding knife, Mr Sharma said, adding that one stroke using a khukuri can slit throat.

Mr Sharma is the fourth defence witness of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and recording of his statement in the case will continue on Tuesday.

Story First Published: July 09, 2013 00:03 IST

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