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Gurgaon: questions remain; missing bullets the key, say experts

The plot of the mysterious death of Geetanjali Garg, the 28-year-old wife of chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, is thickening as several unanswered questions came to the fore even after a post-mortem examination on Thursday.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2013 01:14 IST
Siddhartha Rai

The plot of the mysterious death of Geetanjali Garg, the 28-year-old wife of chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, is thickening as several unanswered questions came to the fore even after a post-mortem examination on Thursday.

Although it was initially dubbed as a case of tragic suicide by the mother of two, it still remains to be answered as to how and why she had landed dead in a remote corner of the Police Lines parade ground.

The parade ground is usually thronged by scores of people at the time when she was found dead — at 5 in the evening.

The police said children were playing around the crime scene, but surprisingly nobody heard the three gunshots that killed her.

Also, all the three bullet shells are still untraceable. Experts said at least one or two were certainly to be found nearby if she was killed at that spot.

The bullet wounds are contact-range wounds so the bullets exited the body and should have been found, but despite employing metal detectors and sniffer dogs the bullets shells are nowhere to be found.

If they are found, experts say, their trajectory could be matched against the relative position of the victim, and the angles at which they were fired would give vital clues regarding the height of the assailant, if at all it was murder, or could even help in ascertaining whether she shot herself.

The injuries on Geetanjali’s body were vascular which would have exuded a lot of blood.

Experts say the amount of blood at the crime scene and the trajectory of the bullets can be helpful in deciding whether the victim died at that spot or the body was planted there.

Moreover, the head injury which she sustained is isolated and inconsistent with the absence of any other associated injury mark. This suggests that the injury was not from a fall.