Kritika Chaudhary murder case: Police run out of leads

Mumbai city news: The Amboli police said they are heavily banking on the forensic report, which is awaited.

mumbai Updated: Jun 23, 2017 14:56 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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Police investigating the murder case of 27-year-old actress Kritika Chaudhary, who was found dead last Monday at her Andheri (West) residence, have ran out of leads and are now groping in the dark for clues.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a police official from Amboli police said, “All leads we had have dried up. But we are confident that sooner or later we will nab the accused. We are probing all angles.”

Their probe is on to identify and trace the two men who were last seen with Kritika entering the SRA building at around 2.30 am on June 8. The information was revelaed by the watchman of the SRA building, where Kritika had been living on rent for past two years.

Apart from the two men seen entering her building, Kritika’s estranged husband is also a suspect. Its not clear though if her husband is one of the two men seen with her that night. The police also have CCTV footage from a private camera installed by a trader, and another two cameras on a temple right in front of her building.

“Unfortunately, the cameras are not high definition and as the incident took place at night, the faces of suspects are not clear,” the police official added.

The Amboli police said they are heavily banking on the forensic report, which is awaited. The police official said,”If we manage to get any DNA sample from the spot, apart from Kritika’s DNA, we can run it on few suspects we have narrowed down on to find a match.”

A few special teams have been formed to crack the case, which includes handpicked officials from other nearby police stations. The team includes police inspector Nandkumar Gopale from Khar police station, who has handled several high profile cases in the past. The teams have fanned out in different locations to nab the suspects.

The local crime branch unit is running a parallel inquiry. Kritika’s decomposed body was found on June 12 after a pungent stench emanating from her flat disturbed her neighbours.

First Published: Jun 23, 2017 14:56 IST