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Post-mortem raises murder doubts

gurgaon Updated: Jul 19, 2013 01:09 IST
Siddhartha Rai
Siddhartha Rai
Hindustan Times
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A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Geetanjali Garg, the wife of Gurgaon chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, has raised questions if her death was a case of murder.

The 28-year-old was found dead at a ground in the Police Lines complex on Wednesday.

While the death was being dubbed as a suicide till late last evening, the post-mortem on Thursday opened the possibility of murder. According to the report, the victim had suffered four injuries in all — a superficial skull injury or what is called a blunt weapon injury and three gunshot wounds.

One of the bullets just grazed the victim on one side of her body, another pierced through her chest and the third bullet hit the victim in the neck and went out. The cause of death has been ascertained as three close-range bullet shots. Geetanjali was shot, according to the report, from the front and the bullets exited from the back.

Dr Deepak Mathur, who headed the post-mortem team, said, “In order to ascertain whether the case is a suicide or murder, we have sent the hand swab and fingerprints of the victim for lab tests. The reports will decide the matter. As the wounds are close-range ones, it might go either way.” The swab would be tested for gunpowder residue, which would clarify if the victim had handled the weapon that killed her.

A district forensic team member had earlier claimed that a .32-bore revolver had been found near the body of the victim and had been sent to the forensic lab to ascertain if the victim had handled the weapon.

The time of death was pegged around 5pm. The report said that the victim did not have any food in the stomach as it had been fully digested. Assuming that the victim had lunch around 1pm, the death might have occurred three to four hours after lunch.