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Kasliwal result on Tuesday

Mumbai: Abhishek Kasliwal, the textile business scion arrested on the charge of raping a 52-year-old woman, has undergone brain-mapping tests at the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory in Bangalore, Mumbai police said.

The results of the test will be declared on Tuesday. The police decided to take Abhishek, the son of an owner of Shri Ram Mills in Mumbai, through the tests as there were several discrepancies between the statements of the complainant and the accused.

Abhishek will also undergo a polygraph test. The report of brain-mapping test is admissible evidence in the court. A polygraph test report provides information about the level of deceit, if any.

Church priest killed in Goa

Panaji (PTI): A Catholic priest was found murdered at his residence on the church premises early Saturday at Macasana in south Goa, 45 km from here.

“Esabio Ferrao was suffocated to death with a pillow and we suspect two youths from Uttar Pradesh staying with him as the culprits,” deputy inspector-general of police Ujwal Mishra said.

A few parishioners, who had gone for the mass at St Francis Xavier church, went to the priest’s house at 6.30 am and found him lying dead in his bedroom.

Suniel Rodrigues, a cook working with him, was latched inside the house by the accused.

Both the accused had dinner with the priest on Friday and went to sleep, the police said. “We suspect financial transaction may be the reason behind the murder as the priest used to help needy people,” Mishra said.

Diwali blast

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi police filed the chargesheet in the Paharganj blast case on Saturday.

The capital’s serial explosions on Diwali eve last year were masterminded by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba to spread panic, it claimed.

Saran visit

Palampur (PTI): Foreign secretary Shyam Saran met the Dalai Lama on Saturday to review the status of relations between China and the Tibetans. Saran went to Mcleodganj, the seat of “Tibetan government in exile”, about a month after the spiritual leader’s envoys held secret talks on Tibet with China in Beijing. The foreign secretary described it as a “courtesy” meeting.

Ordnance deaths

Pune (PTI): Two employees of the ordnance factory in Dehu Road, some 30 km from here, were killed in an explosion in one of its production units, official sources said on Saturday.

Fans of Tamil actor Rajnikant “mourned” his decision not to enter into electoral fray by putting up his “black and white” posters reading “you cheated us...” on Saturday.

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