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Violent end to live-in affair

Siddhartha Rai and Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, May 11, 2013
First Published: 23:35 IST(11/5/2013) | Last Updated: 01:41 IST(12/5/2013)

The mysterious deaths of one of Delhi police’s best known technical surveillance expert and a female private detective, who had been jailed for masquerading as an IB agent, has left the police confused.

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Inspector Badrish Dutt was in a live-in relationship with Geeta Sharma; the two had been living at the latter’s Ardee City flat in Gurgaon. On Saturday morning, when repeated attempts by Dutt’s teammates to reach him over phone failed, they got suspicious and alerted the local police around 11am.

One of his colleagues also went to his flat where he found the two domestic helps, who told him that nobody was answering the door bell. The local police reached there and broke open the door.

Sources also told HT that the police officer’s body was found on the floor by the dining table in the lobby of the flat, while Sharma’s body was found over his body. She had shot herself in the chin, and the bullet after exiting the skull had got lodged in the ceiling. The weapon was found lying in her lap.

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“No suicide note has been found, but it is too early to say anything or comment on the crime scene. The forensic team has videographed the crime scene and we will only be able to say anything after the post-mortem examination,” Gurgaon police commissioner Alok Mittal.

According to joint CP Maheshwar Dayal, the slain cop, a resident of Ashok Enclave in Faridabad, was working on some important assignment of late. He also informed that recently Sharma was jailed for 20 days for masquerading as an Intelligence Bureau sleuth to get police verifications done for her clients. She was accused of forging some home ministry letters.

Dutt, who hailed from Kotdwar in Uttarakhand, was estranged from his wife and has two daughters. It was learnt that his wife had also filed a complaint regarding his affair with Sharma with the womens’ cell of Faridabad police. Sharma was a divorcee and her family lives in Mumbai. Her son is studying in Singapore.

The joint commissioner also said that a ballistics expert was expected to arrive from Madhuban, as given the sensitivity of the matter ‘’the local team could not be relied upon solely’’.

The two bodies were taken out just past 4pm, by which time the police had interrogated the two domestic helps and had interviewed the neighbours.


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