A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered the chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct DNA and chemical tests of the evidences seized from the house, where the two slain siblings of Banastree area in the capital were found in critical condition.Magistrate Kazi Kamrul Islam of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order following two petitions filed by Rampura Police Station Sub-Inspector Somen Kumar Barua. He is also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the incident. He sought direction of the court to conduct DNA profile test of bed sheet, pillow cover, tissue paper and blanket. Besides, he pleaded for the chemical test of the food and water bottle supplied from a Chinese restaurant to the slains.
The siblings- Nusrat Jahan, 14, and Alvi Aman, 6, found dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday night, hours after they had eaten the food bought from the Chinese restaurant.
Although the autopsy findings suggest that the two siblings were died of food poisoning, later, the test carried out at Dhaka Medical College Hospital has suggested that they have been strangled. DMC forensic department Lecturer Dr Prodeep Biswash, who conducted autopsy of the siblings, told journalists that both children’s bodies bore injury marks on their throats. Nusrat also had blood in her eyes while Alvi had injury marks on one of his legs.
However, the cause of death could be confirmed after result from the viscera test reach them, the doctor added. No case has been filed with the police station in connection with the incident till Wednesday afternoon.