Badaun, Jul 17 UNI | 5 days ago

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing into the gangrape and murder of two cousin sisters, would go for second post-mortem of the bodies on July 20.

A medical board of the CBI today granted permission for second autopsy of the bodies after going through the reports of the first post-mortem and watching the videography of the entire process.

CBI sources here today said that after getting the nod of the medical board, the agency would move an application in the local court here tomorrow to seek permission for the second post-mortem of the bodies.

"After getting the court's permission, the second autopsy is likely to be done on July 20," sources hinted.

Earlier rising water level of river the Ganga had threatened the CBI's effort to exhume the bodies of two cousin sisters who were buried on the banks of the river.

The state irrigation department has warned that after two days the bodies could not be recovered due to overflowing Ganga.

State Irrigation department Executive Engineer D K Jain said here today that due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand, water level in the Ganga is rising and in next two days the graves at Ataina ghat could be submerged.

"The Porcupine technique which was suggested by CBI to retain the bodies on the bank would not be useful as the technique only works where the water has depth. There is a possibility of water taking away the bodies to some other place by breaching the embankment during the floods," the irrigation official said.

He said that the district authorities had asked them to protect the graves but it would be impossible once the banks are flooded.

The two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in the village in Ushait area the next day.

Later, CBI was handed over the case after it sparked a nationwide outrage.

(Posted on 17-07-2014)