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Mumbai Police seek nod to conduct voice test

THE ASIAN AGE. | NIVEDITA NIRANJANKUMAR
Published : Jan 11, 2017, 3:26 am IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2017, 6:52 am IST

During the identification parade of the teenagers, four witnesses identified the accused.

Junera Khan, the 3-year-old victim
 Junera Khan, the 3-year-old victim

Mumbai: The police has sought permission from the Juvenile Justice Board to conduct voice analysis of the two teenagers arrested for kidnapping and murdering minor in December.

During the identification parade of the teenagers, four witnesses identified the accused. These witnesses said that they had heard the accused making calls to the minor’s parents, demanding ransom. A senior officer of the JJ Marg police station revealed that as part of their investigation they wanted to conduct a voice analysis test of the two accused. The officer added, “The father of the victim Mumtaz, received over 40 calls demanding ransom, and he recorded each of them. We want the forensic experts to record their voice again and match it with the voice on the recorded audio clip.”

 

He said, “They had applied to the Juvenile Justice Court asking for the permission to conduct a voice analysis of accused as it was a crucial part of their investigation.” After receiving the nod from the board, the cops will then inform the Forensic State Laboratory at Kalina, who will send the experts to conduct the tests. On December 24, the police arrested two teenagers, who had on December 5 kidnapped three-and-a-half-year-old, Junera Khan, while she was playing outside her house.

The accused strangled her hours after kidnapping her and later stuffed her body in a resin bag and hid it behind a water tank of the adjoining building. One of the accused is the neighbour of the victim who stays in Sharbatwala building on Donkan Road of Nagpada. He allegedly hatched a kidnapping plan with his friend, who stays in the locality, assuming that the victim’s family was rich. The police are waiting for permission from the Juvenile Justice Board.

 

Tags: police, murder case, juvenile justice board
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)