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Drug overdose death: PGI docs to give final decision after CFSL report

Three days after the death of 19-year-old Radhika allegedly due to drug overdose, the doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) have stated in the post-mortem report that they will give the final verdict only after getting the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 21, 2012 00:39 IST
HT Correspondent

Three days after the death of 19-year-old Radhika allegedly due to drug overdose, the doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) have stated in the post-mortem report that they will give the final verdict only after getting the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report.


DSP (central) Ashish Kapoor said, "The report handed over by the PGIMER doctors states they will give the final report only after getting the CFSL report."

He added that the exact findings would come in the CFSL report which would detail about the affects of the drug on different parts of the body.

The police have also recovered the mobile phone of Radhika from a vacant area in Sector 23. One of the accused Gagandeep Singh had thrown the mobile phone after Radhika died at the PGIMER on Monday night.

The police had booked Gagandeep Singh and Saurav for under sections 304 (culpable homicide), and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and sections 21 and 22 of the NDPS Act. The duo claimed heroin consumed by Radhika made its way in the city from Amritsar.

Both accused were arrested and during investigation 4.5 gm of heroin was recovered from their possession.

The duo claimed that they had given only 2 gm of heroin to Radhika for consumption.

Kapoor said, "We are questioning the accused about their possible links across the city. Teams are being sent to Amritsar to track miscreants involved in supplying of the drug."

He added that the preliminary investigations revealed that Saurav had brought the drug with him from Amritsar.

Kapoor elaborated that they were investigating who all were probable customers of the duo. "We are also questioning the duo to know about the supplier of the drug and since how long they have been in the trade," he added.

The police elaborated that the two youth were booked in a drug peddling case for the first time.

Gagandeep Singh, 24, works at a meat shop and Saurav, 20, is unemployed.

Kapoor detailed, "We are questioning the accused to know if they are providing the drug to any other women in the city."

Giving details about the link of the youth with Sweety Sharma, who had allegedly called Radhika for the drug party, Kapoor said, "The accused had come in contact with Sweety about a month ago. They used to party together and consume drugs. The accused told that they came in touch with Radhika through Sweety."

Meanwhile, the police also visited Radhika's paying guest accommodation and took her original form from the landlady. Radhika's family is yet to take her stuff from the PG where she was staying.

Radhika's deteriorating health scared me: Sweety
"Main aisi ladki nahin hoon," remarked Sweety Sharma when the police questioned her regarding the case. Sweety told the police, "I got scared when Radhika's condition deteriorated and had never imagined that this would be the outcome of the party."

Hotel manager arrested
Krishan, manager of Hotel Hillview in Sector 22, has been booked under section 120-B for criminal conspiracy in Radhika's drug death case. He arrested by the police on Thursday. Police sources said the manager did not react when the girl fainted in the hotel. The duo Gagandeep and Saurav along with Sweety Sharma took the girl in an unconscious condition from the hotel for medical treatment still the authorities did not inform the police. Gagandeep was also served liquor in the hotel room which is not permitted.

Notice sent to hotel
The Chandigarh Police have sent a notice to the authorities of Hotel Hillview for not maintaining the record of people visiting the hotel for getting rooms booked. It is mandatory for hotels across the city to maintain a proper record of visitors coming to the hotel with their identity proof. In the Monday's incident of drug party in the hotel room, the authorities had not kept any record of people who came in the room and any details of the room booked.