The police have identified suspects who may have used Jigisha Ghosh’s ATM card a few hours after she went missing. Jigisha, a 28-year-old call centre employee, was found murdered in Faridabad on Saturday.
Investigations into her bank account had revealed that the missing ATM card was used to shop for goods worth Rs 70,000 in Sarojini Nagar market in the evening of March 18.
Based on the bank transaction details, the police raided the shops where the ATM card was used. They found the ‘user’ had provided ‘fake addresses’ when the shopkeepers, realising that the card was in Jigisha’s name, had asked for their address.
“When we checked these addresses, we found they were fake. But thanks to technical surveillance, we managed to zero in on a few people. We are trying to ascertain whether they had a role in the murder,” a senior police officer said.
Jigisha, an operations manager with Hewitt Associates in Noida, had gone missing in the early hours of March 18 from her Vasant Vihar home half an hour after her office cab had dropped her.
Three days later, her highly decomposed body was found near Bhatkal Lake in Faridabad.
Police have taken the details of all the cars at Vasant Vihar’s CPWD quarters, where Ghosh lived.
“We are interrogating all the car owners. Since she went missing right from where she used to live, the assailants, in all
probability, knew her,” the officer said. The family had moved to the quarters only three months ago.
The police have questioned the security guard posted at the government quarters on any untoward movement around 5 am on March 18 when Jigisha was last seen.
The driver of the cab, which dropped her to Vasant Vihar, a security guard who was present in the cab and a colleague, who was the last one to be dropped by the cab on March 18, have also been questioned.
Ghosh reportedly received a call from her office colleague after she had reached her house. “During their half-an-hour conversation, Ghosh was guiding her colleague in office with some technical fault in the computer system,” the officer said.