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Mumbai compère death case: Police ask forensic unit to speed up analysis

The police hope the analysis will help in providing some concrete proof that aids them to reach a conclusion in this case.

mumbai Updated: Dec 20, 2017 00:06 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
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The Malwani police have requested the Forensic Science Laboratory in Kalina to speed up the analysis of evidence gathered in the investigation of anchor Arpita Tiwari’s death,(HT File)

The Malwani police have requested the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina to speed up the analysis of evidence gathered in the investigation of anchor Arpita Tiwari’s death, whose body was found under mysterious circumstances on December 11.

The police hope the analysis will help in providing some concrete proof that aids them to reach a conclusion in this case.

The police have sent DNA samples along with viscera to the FSL. They will also take the help of the technical wing of the FSL in investigating Tiwari’s cellphone. It was recovered from the 15th floor of Manavsthal Heights, where she had gone along with her boyfriend, Pankaj Jadhav , early on December 11.

The police are currently probing it as a murder case following a complaint from Tiwari’s father. He told officials that he suspects foul play in the death of the 25-year-old compère.

Meanwhile, Tiwari’s school friend Litonya Sahota addressed the press on Tuesday. “The last time I spoke to her was on December 10, around 8.30pm. I was out of the country when she had messaged me on Snapchat. It was a very lively conversation. We made plans to meet three days later and I told her I will be back in the city the next day,” she said.

Sahota said she came to know about Tiwari’s death through another school friend in Gurgaon on December 11. “I often bumped into her at events and clubs. She was always with Pankaj. It seemed that they had a good relationship. We still cannot believe she is no more,” added Sahota.

First Published: Dec 20, 2017 00:06 IST