Several loopholes have come to the fore in the police investigation carried out to solve the mystery surrounding the death of ayurvedic doctor Yashumati Sharma who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her residence here on Monday.
It has been learnt that during the preliminary probe, a finger print expert was not present on the spot and cops were found dilly-dallying to investigate the matter even after receiving the information about her death.
Family members have alleged that police had not taken the complaint - in which the victim's father had alleged a foul play - lodged by the family members seriously.
Even though Indus Hospital officials claim they had informed police immediately after the body was brought to the hospital, cops visited the hospital in the evening, though till then her family members had already visited her residence in SAS Nagar.
Showing a complete lack of professional approach, police also failed to press the dog squad into action. It has also been alleged that till now, call details of the victim's mobile phone have not been retrieved.
Superintendent of police (SP), city, 1, Ashish Kapoor said, "Police have been probing into the call details. The statements of her near and dear ones have also been recorded."
However, police sources say the victim had talked to her family members on Saturday, and on Sunday evening, she called her friend - who was the first one to witness the body - saying she was not happy from her life, without discussing any reason behind the thought.
Meanwhile, the preliminary medical examination has revealed no injury mark on her and the viscera of the victim has been sent to the chemical laboratory in Kharar. Interestingly, her left arm, which had a mark showing she might have administered some injection, has also been sent to the laboratory.
Kapoor added, "The exact cause of the death can't be ascertained till the viscera report comes out. We have been conducting a thorough investigation, and are not ruling out any foul play."
Meanwhile, the deceased's body was taken to her native place in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, to perform last rights on Tuesday.
LACK OF PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
No finger print expert was called on the spot
No dog squad was pressed into service
No questioning of any suspect on the basis of call details till now