Even after five days of the sensational murder of an assistant professor’s wife in the staff quarters of a city university, the police are groping in the dark.
The police, however, said they are probing all angles, including robbery.
Varsha Singh, wife of assistant professor Naginder Singh, was found murdered in the bathroom of staff hostel of Gautam Buddha University, on December 14.
“We do not have any definite clues till now that would lead us to the killer. The post-mortem report revealed strangulation and multiple incision wounds on neck. In spite of strangulation, he cut her throat to make sure she won’t survive,” said Atul Saxena, superintendent of police, Greater Noida.
“The victim’s relatives were questioned to find out whether she or her family had any enmity with someone,” he said.
According to the police and forensic experts, the murder was committed with dexterity. Soon after the murder was discovered, Kasna station house officer PP Singh had said, “There was very little blood on her neck, though it was slit with some sharp edged weapon. It appears he had strangulated her, rendering her unconscious. He then slit her throat to prevent blood flow. Under such a condition, blood flow from the wound is negligible.”
“There were negligible blood stains on the victim’s dress. She may have been killed somewhere and later the body was moved to the bathroom. In the bedroom, goods were scattered and almirah too was open but only her mobile phone and laptop were missing,” Singh said.
“How the killer reached the professor’s house is another puzzle for the police. Guards posted at the gates of the residential complex enter visitors’ addresses and vehicle numbers in the log book. There was no entry of any visitor to the professor’s house,” said Singh.
“Items in the bathroom were found in order and there was no sign of any resistance offered by the victim,” said Singh.
The sniffer dog that the police had taken to the house kept moving around inside the house.
University officials accused the police of laxity and sought better security and arrest of killers. “I am unable to sleep whenever I am alone at home,” said a woman resident.