Delhi gang-rape: Witness denies coffin didn’t contain girl’s body

Gang rape

An Air India official today denied before a special court here the claim of December 16 gangrape accused that the coffin in which the body of the victim was flown back to India did not contain “human remains” and was loaded with “other things”.  “It is wrong to suggest that instead of human remains some other things were loaded in the box (coffin). The coffin was in sealed condition and in my presence no one has opened it,” the AI official said while deposing as a prosecution witness.  The AI official is posted at the IGI cargo terminal and in his presence the coffin carrying the victim’s dead body was unloaded on December 29, 2012.  He was being cross-examined by accused Mukesh and Akshay’s counsel who claimed in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna that the coffin which arrived from Singapore Hospital did not contain the victims’ body.  “As per the documents, the coffin carried human remains. The weight of the box was 140 kg, a consolidated weight of the coffin and the human remains,” the witness said.  The counsel also put a question to the official as to why the coffin was not checked through X-ray machine, to which he replied there was no such machine at the bay and after checking the necessary documents, the box was received by the victim’s father and the police and loaded in an ambulance….

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