The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would soon conduct narco test on five accused in Shimla gangrape-murder case as the sessions court has given its nod for the same.
The accused are: Ashish Chauhan, Rajender Singh alias Raju, Deepak, Subhash Singh Bisht and Lokjan alias Chhotu.
One of the accused had reportedly refused to undergo narco test, but the court ruled against it and directed the accused to undergo the test on Friday.
The CBI had sought the narco test as the investigating agency had failed to solve the case, though the agency has claimed a breakthrough in the custodial death case in which eight police officials had been arrested.
Sources said the CBI and Himachal Police are yet to identify the exact crime scene where the 16-year-old girl was gangraped and murdered.
Even the DNA test conducted by the States Forensic Lab had failed in providing any clues regarding the culprits and, reportedly, the accused’s DNA didn’t match with the samples collected from victim’s body.
16-year-old girl had gone missing, on 4 July, while she was returning home from school and her body was found two days later in the forest.
Police has claimed that she was offered a lift by Rajender alias Raju, who along with, Subhash Singh Bisht (42), Lokjan alias Chhotu (19), Suraj (29) and Deepak (38), who took her to a secluded place where they allegedly gangraped her and later smothered her to death.
One another accused Ashish Chauhan was also arrested by the cops, however, police officials remained tight-lipped over his role in the case.