The young woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who died days after being gang raped and tortured, was strangled, brutalised and suffered cervical spine injury, her autopsy report has said. The "final diagnosis" does not mention rape but the report refers to tears in her private parts.
The Uttar Pradesh police, however, claimed today that a forensic report of her viscera had proved that she was not raped or gang raped. "The post-mortem report says the victim died due to her neck injury. FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) report hasn't found sperm in samples, making it clear that some people twisted the matter to stir caste-based tension. Such people will be identified and legal action will be taken," said Prashant Kumar, a senior UP police officer. Experts point out that samples were collected days after the incident and sperms would not be present.