Monday, 30 June 2014

Forensic lab takes blood samples of Beas river tragedy victims

The AP Forensic Science Laboratory has taken the blood samples of the parents of Himachal Pradesh Beas River tragedy victims.

Experts are making DNA profiles to match them with that of the bodies retrieved from the Beas River. APFSL director A. Sharada said, “Out of the 24 students of VNR Vignan Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology missing six bodies are yet to be recovered from the water. 20 days have passed. So the bodies will be putrefied and distorted beyond recognition. In such cases DNA fingerprinting is a must.” So the APFSL has called in the parents of the students for collecting the samples. So far the parents of four students visited APFSL and had given blood samples.

“We started making DNA profiles. DNA experts at the Simla lab will collect the body parts of the students as and when they are recovered from the river. They will make the DNA profiles and match them with that of those sent by us. Then the identification will be quick,” said Sharada.

Monday 30 June 2014


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