Dying statement and NARCO analysis test!
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all States regarding “mandatory action by police in crime against women”.
The Ministry reiterated that the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that the statement, written or v erbal, by a person who is dead shall be treated as relevant fact in the investigation.
According to the declaration of the Hathras victim, she was raped and badly beaten up by four men on September 14. She was moved to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital on September 28 in a serious condition and died early on September 29. At 2.30am the next day, the police cremated the body without the family’s consent in a field near the village.
The advisory said that officials who fail to file an FIR in relation with cognisable offences should be punished.