Girgaon: murder doubt grows, forensic report awaited
The suspected killing of Geetanjali Garg, the wife of Gurgaon chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, seems to be giving Gurgaon police quite a hard time. Even two days after the incident, it is unclear whether the cops are treating it as a case of suicide or homicide.gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2013 01:16 IST
The suspected killing of Geetanjali Garg, the wife of Gurgaon chief judicial magistrate Ravneet Garg, seems to be giving Gurgaon police quite a hard time. Even two days after the incident, it is unclear whether the cops are treating it as a case of suicide or homicide.
When HT contacted deputy commissioner of police Surinder Pal — chief of the special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe the case — he did not rule out the possibility of foul play. But he refused to give out further details saying, “It does not seem like a suicide case, but I will not comment on this.”
On Friday, a forensic experts’ team from the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Madhuban and ballistic experts from the Police Training Centre in Karnal visited the spot. “The ballistics report will be out in a week’s time and only then can we reach some conclusion,” said Pal.
Although the police have found Ravneet’s licensed .32-bore revolver from the spot, they are yet to locate the cartridge shells of the three bullets which had apparently killed Geetanjali.
Reportedly, a CRPF constable working at the newly opened Central Police Canteen nearby had heard the sound of shots being fired on Wednesday, but at that time he took it to be the sound of firecrackers. According to him, he did not think that someone could be killed in such a heavily guarded area.
Meanwhile, the relatives of Geetanjali met police commissioner Alok Mittal and demanded a CBI inquiry. They also asked the commissioner to ensure that the SIT files its preliminary inquiry report soon.
The 28-year-old’s bullet-ridden body was found at a park in Gurgaon’s Police Lines complex on Wednesday evening. The couple, who were married in 2007, shifted to Gurgaon from Yamunanagar a month ago, after the judge was transferred here.
First Published: Jul 20, 2013 01:15 IST