KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Nepal Police has clarified that the DNA test of suspended SP Dilli Raj Bista was done at two places. Issuing the press statement on Monday, the police have stated that the DNA of SP Bista along with his son Kiran Raj Bista and Aayush Bista was done in Central Police Forensic Science Laboratory of Nepal Police and National Forensic Science Laboratory.
The statement from the spokesperson Shailesh Thapa of the Nepal Police was issued at the time when the kin of Nirmala Panta and locals of Kanchanpur turned down the DNA report of SP Bista and two others, which was revealed on Sunday, and accused that the DNA test was done only at Central Police Forensic Science Laboratory of Nepal Police and cited that they do not trust the report.
The investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old Panta had hit a snag after the DNA samples collected from three more suspects did not match DNA on the victim's vaginal swab.
A forensic investigation found that the DNA on the victim's vaginal swab and the DNA samples collected from all three suspects. Nepal Police on Sunday confirmed that the result of DNA samples of the three was collected on September 13.