Forensic backlog weighs down cases


India
Police are pegging their hopes on forensic reports to help unravel the mystery around the death of model-actress Bidushi Dash Barde and to reinforce the probes in the Bandra rape-robbery and Worli chemical attack cases. Their hope is mingled with the fear that, as in the past, a heavy backlog at the sole state-run forensic lab in Mumbai may impede their investigations.