Two days after the body of 20-year-old Manisha was recovered from a rivulet near Shambhu Barrier at Rajpura, the doctors at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital,Sector 16, who conducted her post-mortem examination, confirmed head injuries.
The preliminary post-mortem report suggested that the woman suffered brain haemorrhage, but the exact cause of death was withheld and would be clear after viscera examination. Though the doctors have ruled out sexual assault, clarity on whether the woman consumed drugs would also become clear in the viscera report.
“My daughter was abducted and killed for revenge,” claimed Joginder Singh, father of Manisha who was cremated on Tuesday.
Joginder, who owns an eatery in Sector 22, said, “My daughter did not go willingly with the trio, they abducted her. It was a wellplanned murder and the drug story is unbelievable.”
He said his daughter was wearing gold earrings and bangles which were missing when her body was recovered. She was also carrying ` 8,000 in her handbag, which too were not found.
Elaborating, he said, “Kamal had come to have dinner at my eatery last year, but did not pay for the food. There was also a scuffle between Kamal and my workers at the shop.”
Joginder further added, “Kamal with the help of Dilpreet became friendly with my daughter and planned to take revenge. Dilpreet also used to go to the interior designing institute where Manisha was pursuing a course. Dilpreet and Manisha became friends about six months back.”
Unhappy over the pace of investigations in the case, Joginder said, “The police are not helping in getting out complete truth behind the entire story. We will demand fair investigation or else protest.”