The Delhi Police has filed a closure report in the alleged murder of a 26-year-old call centre employee who was found strangled with a mobile phone charger cord in her paying guest accommodation at Gautam Nagar in south Delhi two years ago.
On September 9, 2008, Shalini Saxena was found dead in her room with the cord of her cell phone charger around her neck.
The police had said that she had tied one end of the charger to a wooden table and the other end around her neck and then she pushed the table with her leg to kill herself.
Saxena's parents rubbished the police's version and said their daughter was murdered but the latter maintained that it was suicide.
The Delhi Police had recently filed a closure report based on the forensic reports by three expert teams that concluded that Saxena killed herself.
The mother of the deceased, Premlata Saxena, said, "I still say with confidence that my daughter could not have committed suicide. She was murdered and the police did not investigate this aspect."
A native of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Saxena had moved to Delhi to work with a BPO firm.
Police said she committed suicide, as she was lonely and depressed because of staying alone in a metropolitan city. To prove their claims, the police also produced occult books from her room.
"We have contested the closure report. We got the scene of crime inspected by an independent team of forensic experts who clearly said that it was a case of murder. We have approached a metropolitan court in this regard that will hear the case again in November," said VK Saxena, the victim's father who works in a bank.
The father added that from day one the police had tried to bungle the case.
"She never showed any signs of depression. Her earphones were smashed and the wooden table in her room was found broken. She was covered with a bed sheet. If she had killed herself, wouldn't there be a movement and the bed sheet crumpled. It was all spic and span. The murder was executed with precision. The killer did not leave any evidence behind," said the father.