Lie detector testing has been allowed in Faridabad case of Dalit children killing
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India has allowed polygraph testing of all 11 accused in the killing of Dalit children in Faridabad.
The CBI had moved an application for conducting the polygraph test last December. The accused had submitted no objection.
A nine-month-old girl and her two-year-old brother were burnt to death at their house at Sunpedh village on October 20 2015. The case is particualrly unusual.
As reported by Ajay Kumar in the Hindustan Times:
"Jatinder Kumar, the victims’ father, had claimed that people belonging to the Rajput community had barged into their house at 3am, poured petrol through a window inside the room where he and his wife were sleeping with the two children, and set it ablaze.
The accused, on the other hand, claimed that they were framed as they were witnesses in the murder of three Rajput men, in which 11 Dalits were the accused.
While giving consent to the polygraph test, the accused had demanded that Jatinder Kumar and his wife, Rekha, should also undergo the test to find the truth."
The next date of hearing is January 18.
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