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Bank staff murder case: Viscera to be sent to Ranchi-based forensic science lab

Himalayan Paths

Jamshedpur, Sept. 5 : The 28-year-old girl bank staff whose body was recovered from a drain at Baridih in Sidhgora on Sunday morning was suspected to have been poisoned to death by someone close to her own family.

Moreover, the murder victim identified as Anita Besra had not been raped as the police had said and it was a case of murder caused by consumption of doctored liquor.

In the autopsy that was conducted late last afternoon, the doctor found trace of excessive liquor in the abdomen of the murder victim.

“We have filed a report and concluded that there were marks of injuries in the head and hands of the deceased but they were not enough to be cause of her death. There was trace of alcohol in the abdomen of the disease and someone might have mixed poison in the drink before serving her,” said deputy superintendent of police (headquarters-I) K N Mishra quoting a forensic science doctor at the MGM Medical College who had conducted the autopsy.

Mishra said they have instructed the medical college authorities to preserve the viscera so that they may send it to the Ranchi-based forensic science laboratory for chemical examination.

According to the DSP, the rape could not be confirmed in the post-mortem. The girl died after consuming doctored liquor, he said.

Elder daughter of Dasarathy Besra, a retired Tata Steel employee, Anita had gone missing from her house since Saturday and the next morning her body was found floating in a high-drain in Bardidih.

As there were marks of injury in her head and marks of scratches caused by nail on her hands, the police had claimed in their preliminary inquiry it to be a case of rape and murder.

The murder victim would stay with her parents at Jahir tola, a tribal-dominated slum in Baridih, where as her two sisters and younger brother stay in a separate house in the same locality. They stay separately as there is a difference between them, the reason behind which is being probed by the police.

Padhwati Besra, the victim’s mother said Anita had fetched water from a nearby public tap twice, but did not return when she went out for the third time.

The mother said that they are yet to understand exactly who might be behind the murder of her daughter. She did not rule out the possibility of the hand of her younger daughter as she would often threat her to kill.

Officer-in-charge, Sidhgora thana RD Singh said that they have put the cell-phone number of the deceased for deriving call details record .

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