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Mumbai: Police to use Aadhaar to identify boy’s body

THE ASIAN AGE. | ANAMIKA GHARAT
Published : Jan 11, 2017, 3:16 am IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2017, 6:52 am IST

The police plans to scan the body's features, like eyes and fingerprints, to find a match in the database.

According to police sources, this is the first time the Aadhaar card database will be used to crack a murder case in the state. (Representational Image)
 According to police sources, this is the first time the Aadhaar card database will be used to crack a murder case in the state. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: Two days after the Tilak Nagar police recovered the naked body of an unidentified 12-year-old boy outside the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway station, the investigators have decided to use the national database on Aadhaar cards, to establish his identity. The police plans to scan the body's features, like eyes and fingerprints, to find a match in the database.

According to police sources, this is the first time the Aadhaar card database will be used to crack a murder case in the state. “We will scan the body’s fingers and eyes to look for a match on the Aadhaar card national database. This is happening for the first time,” said a police source. The source said, “We don’t know whether it will work or not but it’s an attempt.”

 

Another official said, “We have collected CCTV footages from RPF officers of LTT. They have provided us footages wherein the person who was carrying the bag can be seen passing through the platform but his face isn't visible properly.”

Meanwhile senior police inspector of Tilak nagar police station, Vijay Appaji Khaire, has planned to award `25, 000 to those officers who will break the case. According to the police, the suitcase was found on Sunday at a secluded spot close to LTT’s parcel department, adjacent to Shivkripa chawl at Tilak Nagar in the eastern suburbs. The police is checking profiles of missing minors to find if the body matches any of them. Police stations across the city will be provided the monir’s details.

 

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