The forensic findings bely the claims of Jitender (31) who alleges that his wife and children were burnt alive by Rajput men as they slept in the house.
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After the CBI registered cases against 11 accused in the death of Dalit children by burning, Haryana forensic experts, who inspected the scene of crime in Sunpedh, concluded that the “origin and source of fire was from inside the room and not from outside”.A half-burnt kerosene oil bottle was found under a partially burnt bed and a burnt matchstick lying on a slab next to the window of the room, said Indian Express.The forensics team comprising the director of FSL and the assistant director of the physics and chemistry division of the FSL claim the fire originated inside the room, says Express. They will submit their findings to the CBI this weekend.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The forensic findings bely the claims of Jitender (31) who alleges that his wife and children were burnt alive by Rajput men as they slept in the house. The wife is at Safdarjung Hospital and the children are dead. But the FSL report says there is no sign of outside entry, reports Indian Express.The experts also concluded that the pattern of pouring of inflammable substance was ‘vertical’ — this is not possible if the woman, Rekha, was lying on the bed. FSL said that the ‘splatter’s pattern on the scene of crime was circular,’ which indicates that it was not thrown from a distance, but poured from the place where it was later put on fire, says Express. The FSL report also concludes that the room was bolted from inside.CBI had on Thursday registered a case of murder against 11 persons in connection with the killing of two infants of a Dalit family in an alleged arson attack in Sunped village in Haryana on October 20. CBI sources said as per the laid down procedure, the agency has taken over the investigation in the FIR registered by the local police which had named 11 persons in the case.A team of agency officials reached the crime scene on Thursday and collected forensic evidence. The team headed by a DIG level officer is in the process of understanding the circumstances of the incident.In the wee hours of October 20, some upper caste persons had allegedly poured petrol from the window and set ablaze the house of Jitender, a Dalit, in which his wife Rekha, 28, suffered serious burn injuries while Vaibhav, who was two-and-a-half years old, and his sister, 11-month-old Divya, perished in the fire. Jitender, 31, also received injuries while trying to save them, the sources said. The woman is still in critical condition in Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi.The local police has registered a case against Sunped resident Balwant and his son Dharm Singh besides nine others under IPC sections 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object). Others named in the FIR include Jagat, Edal, Naunihal, Joginder, Sooraj, Akash, Aman, Sanjay, and Desh Raj of the same village.An SIT was constituted by the district administration under DCP PC Pawar. As the incident sparked outrage in the country, Haryana Government decided to go for a CBI probe.The CBI team was accompanied by DCP Pawar, ACP Vishnu Dayal and ACP Gajendra Singh.