Police dig for leads in Sansriti's death

Updated on Oct 25, 2007 01:23 AM IST

Police on Wednesday detains drivers of vehicles of three airlines operating at the time when the aeronautical engineer was found dead, reports Vijaita Singh.

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Hindustan Times | ByVijaita Singh, New Delhi

The police on Wednesday detained the drivers of vehicles of the three airlines that were operating at the time when aeronautical engineer Sansriti Sinha was found dead on the tarmac at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Monday.

The police investigations have revealed that a Jet Lite flight was operational at Bay 128 of the tarmac, close to Bay 125, where Sansriti's body was found on Monday around 10 pm. She was reportedly killed when she had gone to get equipment when a Chennai-bound Deccan flight had developed a snag.

"This means that the vehicles of Jet Lite must have been operating at that time. Apart from that, we have also detained the drivers of the vehicles of Spice Jet that was also operational during the time of the incident," said a senior police officer.

The police are also probing the role of the drivers of the vehicles operating for Deccan airlines for which Sansriti was working. The police said that the drivers were interrogated and their position was being checked at the time of the incident. The police have so far examined more than 15 vehicles. On Wednesday, the police had impounded more than 50 vehicles.

The police said that about 1,700 vehicles ply inside the airport during the entire day. At the time when Sansriti was killed, close to fifty vehicles were operational.

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