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Careless cops may have botched murder probe

india Updated: Feb 10, 2009 14:25 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

Ghaziabad police may have lost important evidence in the Sarthak murder case as they wasted three days worth of investigation, relying solely on the assumption that Dr. Deepti Chawla's statement would open up a clear case before them. But with Dr Chawla unable to remember much about her attackers, this has never happened.

Sarthak and his mother, Deepti Chawla (28), were brutally assaulted with hammer, knives and ice-pick at their Ghaziabad home; the instruments were recovered from the scene of the crime.

Police, so far, have not even matched the finger-prints on the murder-weapons with those of family members and others. As per SP (City) Anant Dev, the finger-prints were not lifted even after three days.

What's more, Police have not even bothered to collect the landline and mobile call details of the injured doctor, which could have provided vital clues to the actual culprit. Even the statements of the examinee have not been video-recorded as yet. Above all, the family were allowed access to the flat after 24 hours of the incident even though loopholes remained in evidence collection.