Upping the ante of its investigation, the Chandigarh police will conduct a narco analysis test on constable Ravinder to get clues about a woman constable, Reeta, who has been missing since June 8.
In a narco test, the subject’s imagination is neutralised by making him semi-conscious. In this state, it becomes difficult for him to lie, and his answers would be restricted to facts that he is already aware of.
Both constables belong to the Haryana, Reeta to Panipat and Ravinder to Karnal. The police have so far explored all angles including the role of her parents. Ravinder, too, has been questioned several times; but he has been claiming that he is not aware of her whereabouts. However, call records checked by the police reveal that the missing woman cop and Ravinder exchanged around 3,000 calls in the past one year. Ravinder and his wife have claimed that Reeta was “just like his sister”.
Even on June 7, the day before her disappearance, Ravinder had reportedly accompanied her to their village to get some household material. Reeta, who was posted with the UT police control room, stayed overnight at home, while Ravinder was at work in Chandigarh the next day. She is believed to have gone missing from Panipat railway station the next day, where her bag was found. The police also informed the Haryana and Delhi police and flashed the photograph of the cop to know her whereabouts. The 25-year-old cop’s mobile tower location was last tracked at Karnal, Ravinder’s hometown, and teams also tried to find clues there.
The police have also not ruled out ‘honour killing’, and questioned her parents, cousins and brother, suspecting the role of her family as discrepancies were found in their statements.
“We have now got permission from the court for conducting the narco test on Ravinder. It will be conducted after we get a date from the lab in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, where the test can be conducted,” said deputy superintendent of police (DSP), central, Ashish Kapoor.