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JJB Rejects Brain Mapping Plea, SIT Appeals For LVA Of Accused In Nayagarh Case

Nayagarh: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the case of abduction and murder of a five-year-old girl in Nayagarh’s Jadupur village today moved the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) for layered voice analysis of the minor boy held in connection with the crime.

SIT’s counsel Balabhadra Mohanty said as the child in conflict with law (CCL) objected to brain mapping, the JJB denied the test. “The CCL gave in writing that he would not support the brain mapping test. Now we have submitted a petition for LVA or the layered voice analysis programme,” Mohanty said.

The next hearing, in this case, will be done on January 20, the Government advocate further said. The layered voice analysis (LVA) programme helps detect lies and screen suspects. The LVA relies on voice frequency to ascertain whether a person is lying. The software samples the suspect’s voice to assess his ’emotional state’.

“The prayer for brain mapping was rejected by the Juvenile Justice Board. We have apprised the Board the during the remand, the CCL was tortured. The hearing on this matter will be done on January 20,” said Chandra Bijayee Mishra, the lawyer of the minor boy, accused in this case.

“It is a constitutional right. We cannot comment on it. The CCL has a right to accept or reject the brain mapping. The Board has taken all aspects into consideration and hearing the matter. We accept it honourably,” added Mishra.

Balabhadra Mohanty, SIT's Lawyer

Chandra Bijayee Mishra, Accused Minor Boy's Lawyer

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