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Minor rape victim to undergo age determination test

 2016-05-12 06:43:45.0

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Tahlka news Bureau,

Panaji:�The minor girl�s rape case, the victim girl will undergo the age determination test.

16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by Goa MLA Babush Monseratte last month at his Taleigao farm house after spiking her drink.

The ossification test determines the age of a person based on the process of formation of new bone by cells called�osteoblasts. According to the medical analysis report, by the age of 25 years, nearly all bones are completely ossified in humans.

The bone test is necessary because of her two certificates with different dates of birth,� the police official familiar with the probe told med

However, as per the dates on both the certificates, the accused was a minor when the crime was allegedly committed in March.

"The test will remove any doubt the accused can raise at the trial stage," the official said.

Monserratte, former education minister, was arrested on May 5.

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