Bhopal acid attack: Police focus on Patil's phone call details, letters
While investigators now seem convinced that Sanjay Patil stabbed himself to death in a state arising out of emotional trauma, the focus is on his cell phone records to fill the gaps in the events that led to the attack on gym trainer Renu Sahu and Patil’s death on the spot.bhopal Updated: May 26, 2015 15:43 IST
While investigators now seem convinced that Sanjay Patil stabbed himself to death in a state arising out of emotional trauma, the focus is on his cell phone records to fill the gaps in the events that led to the attack on gym trainer Renu Sahu and Patil’s death on the spot.
On the basis of eyewitnesses’ statements, Irfan’s statement and Patil’s letters, the police are now sure that it was not a case of murder, rather, Patil had stabbed himself repeatedly — overcome by a emotions, which led to his death.
“All the wounds on the chest are in the radius of 4-1/2 inches, which is not possible had another person inflicted it, as in that case the victim tries to resist or run. Also, in this case, there are clear statements of witnesses who saw him stabbing himself in a sudden fit of emotion,” said a senior police officer. “The forensic experts have examined it”.
“The letters written by him also suggest that he was deeply troubled by Renu’s apathy towards him. Irfan corroborates the eyewitnesses’ version as he was with Patil when the incident occurred,” the officer added.
While Patil’s kin insist that he was a bold man who couldn’t commit suicide, police debunk this theory.
The incident occurred on Friday morning in Shankaracharya Nagar. Sahu, 25, was chased by Patil, who later threw acid at her.
When she entered a hotel and a crowd gathered, Patil stabbed himself repeatedly to end his life, said the police.
Superintendent of police (SP), Bhopal North, Arvind Saxena, said that the letters written by Patil would be sent to handwriting experts, though family members have identified it as his writing. “The call records are also being examined,” he said.
First Published: May 26, 2015 15:34 IST