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Girl, servant killed in similar manner

The post-mortem reports of the two reveal that both of them were killed using a sharp-edged weapon at around the same time.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Noida
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2008 06:27 PM IST

Investigations into the sensational murder of a teenaged girl and her domestic help have not yielded any result so far even as post-mortem reports said both of them were killed using a sharp-edged weapon at around same time.

Police is questioning two relatives of Hemraj, the deceased domestic help, besides "talking" to the dentist parents of 14-year-old Arushi Talwar, who was found with her throat slit in her room on Thursday.

Hemraj was suspected to be behind the murder as he was "missing", but in a sensational twist a day after, a retired police official discovered the servant's body from the terrace of the same building where the girl was murdered.

The post mortem of Hemraj revealed that he had not consumed alcohol as alleged by police though liquor bottles were recovered from his room during investigations.

"Both of them were murdered in a similar manner using the same weapon at around same time," a senior police official said.
The Special Task Force, which has been inducted into the probe since Saturday after the local police bungled the case, also inspected the residence of Talwars.

Meanwhile, two officials -- Superintendent of Police Mahesh Kumar Mishra and Station House Officer of Sector 20 Police Station DR Nanoria - were transfered following lapses in girl's murder probe. Mishra was transfered to STF Allahabad while Nanoria has been sent to police lines.

Additional SP Ashok Tripathy, currently with STF, Allahabad, will take charge of the post held by Mishra.

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