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Former Congress MP Rajaiah, family arrested in connection with daughter-in-law & grandsons’ deaths

The charred bodies of S Sarika and her three children Abhinav (7), and twins Ayaan and Shriyaan (3) were recovered on Wednesday from the house of the former MP at Hanamkonda.

In April 2014, a criminal case had been filed against Sircilla Rajaiah, Madhavi, Anil Kumar and another woman at the Begumpet women’s police station in Hyderabad following a complaint lodged by Sarika, alleging that her husband and in-laws were harassing her.
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Former Congress MP Sircilla Rajaiah, his wife and son were arrested tonight following their sustained grilling by police in connection with the death of his daughter-in-law and three grandsons at his residence in Hyderabad on Thursday.”Rajaiah, his wife and son have been arrested and produced at the residence of a magistrate,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Hanamkonda Sub-Division) Shoban Kumar told PTI.The charred bodies of S Sarika and her three children Abhinav (7), and twins Ayaan and Shriyaan (3) were recovered on Wednesday from the house of the former MP at Hanamkonda. Following a complaint by parents of S Sarika, the deceased daughter-in-law of Rajaiah, a case was registered against the former parliamentarian, his wife Madhavi and son Anil Kumar at Subedari police station under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of IPC, and under section 174 (suspicious death) of CrPC for the death of three boys.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The trio who were taken away by police from their house for questioning last evening were quizzed again today and were arrested based on the evidence gathered by police. The ACP said the doctors conducted postmortem of S Sarika and Abhinav and Ayaan and Shriyaan (3) at a government hospital today.”The report has not been given yet and the FSL report is also awaited,” the senior police officer said.The bodies were subsequently handed over to Sarika’s mother Lalitha and other family members who performed the last rites. Warangal City Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu had said that Rajaiah, Madhavi and Anil Kumar were among those present inside their house when the incident happened on the first floor of the two-storey building.Meanwhile, a forensic expert Dr Naga Mohan, who conducted the postmortem along with other doctors, said the side bones of Sarika and the legs of Abhinav and Ayaan were found broken.”Thick particles of smoke were found in the chests of the dead persons,” he said, adding that as the bodies were totally charred the viscera and other parts were sent to FSL for further assessment.Meanwhile, Sarika’s mother and sister on Thursday reiterated their charge that Sarika’s in-laws were responsible for death of their daughter and grandsons and that it was “intentionally” done by the former MP and his family.Sarika and Anil, both classmates had fallen in love during their engineering degree course, and got married in 2002. Sarika, who quit her job as a software engineer in a multinational company, had earlier alleged that her husband was having an extra-marital affair, and had even staged a sit-in protest outside Rajaiah’s house.In April 2014, a criminal case had been filed against Rajaiah, Madhavi, Anil Kumar and another woman at the Begumpet women’s police station in Hyderabad following a complaint lodged by Sarika, alleging that her husband and in-laws were harassing her.

Dalit kids burnt alive: Fire started inside the room, not outside, say forensic experts

The forensic findings bely the claims of Jitender (31) who alleges that his wife and children were burnt alive by Rajput men as they slept in the house.

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After the CBI registered cases against 11 accused in the death of Dalit children by burning, Haryana forensic experts, who inspected the scene of crime in Sunpedh, concluded that the “origin and source of fire was from inside the room and not from outside”.A half-burnt kerosene oil bottle was found under a partially burnt bed and a burnt matchstick lying on a slab next to the window of the room, said Indian Express.The forensics team comprising the director of FSL and the assistant director of the physics and chemistry division of the FSL claim the fire originated inside the room, says Express. They will submit their findings to the CBI this weekend.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The forensic findings bely the claims of Jitender (31) who alleges that his wife and children were burnt alive by Rajput men as they slept in the house. The wife is at Safdarjung Hospital and the children are dead. But the FSL report says there is no sign of outside entry, reports Indian Express.The experts also concluded that the pattern of pouring of inflammable substance was ‘vertical’ — this is not possible if the woman, Rekha, was lying on the bed. FSL said that the ‘splatter’s pattern on the scene of crime was circular,’ which indicates that it was not thrown from a distance, but poured from the place where it was later put on fire, says Express. The FSL report also concludes that the room was bolted from inside.CBI had on Thursday registered a case of murder against 11 persons in connection with the killing of two infants of a Dalit family in an alleged arson attack in Sunped village in Haryana on October 20. CBI sources said as per the laid down procedure, the agency has taken over the investigation in the FIR registered by the local police which had named 11 persons in the case.A team of agency officials reached the crime scene on Thursday and collected forensic evidence. The team headed by a DIG level officer is in the process of understanding the circumstances of the incident.In the wee hours of October 20, some upper caste persons had allegedly poured petrol from the window and set ablaze the house of Jitender, a Dalit, in which his wife Rekha, 28, suffered serious burn injuries while Vaibhav, who was two-and-a-half years old, and his sister, 11-month-old Divya, perished in the fire. Jitender, 31, also received injuries while trying to save them, the sources said. The woman is still in critical condition in Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi.The local police has registered a case against Sunped resident Balwant and his son Dharm Singh besides nine others under IPC sections 302 (murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object). Others named in the FIR include Jagat, Edal, Naunihal, Joginder, Sooraj, Akash, Aman, Sanjay, and Desh Raj of the same village.An SIT was constituted by the district administration under DCP PC Pawar. As the incident sparked outrage in the country, Haryana Government decided to go for a CBI probe.The CBI team was accompanied by DCP Pawar, ACP Vishnu Dayal and ACP Gajendra Singh.

Sedition charges: Voice-matching test on Hardik Patel soon; aides’ houses searched

The voice-matching test, to be conducted in a day or two, was needed to verify claims of Ahmedabad Crime Branch that Hardik’s phone interceptions revealed he intended to wage a war against the Government.
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Police will conduct a voice spectrography test on Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, who along with five associates, is facing charges of sedition and “waging war” against the Gujarat Government, officials said on Sunday.In a related development, Crime Branch sleuths late Saturday night conducted searches at the houses of three aides of Hardik and claimed to have found “material evidence” in connection with the sedition case.The voice-matching test, to be conducted in a day or two, was needed to verify claims of Ahmedabad Crime Branch that Hardik’s phone interceptions revealed he intended to wage a war against the Government.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”We will conduct a voice spectrography test on Hardik Patel tomorrow or the day after in Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Gandhinagar,” K N Patel, ACP (Crime Branch) told PTI.Crime Branch late last night conducted searches at the houses of three Hardik aides – Chirag Patel, Ketan Patel and Dinesh Patel – who are also members of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) – on the city’s outskirts and “found material evidence” in connection with the case, he said.Besides Hardik and his three aides, two other leaders of PAAS – Alpesh Kathiria and Amrish Patel – were booked by Crime Branch under IPC Sections 121 (waging war against Government), 124 (sedition – bringing hatred, contempt or disaffection towards the Government), 153-A (promoting enmity between different communities) and 153-B (assertions prejudicial to national integrity).”During the searches, we recovered two pen drives, one hard disk and one laptop. These items will be sent to the FSL for examination as part of the ongoing probe,” Patel said.The ACP said Crime Branch yesterday conducted voice spectrography test on Ketan, Chirag and Dinesh at the FSL with a view to substantiating the allegations against them in the sedition case.Meanwhile, Hardik, who faces two cases of sedition (in Surat and Ahmedabad), was today produced before a city court which extended his police remand by seven more days. He was booked for sedition by Crime Branch on October 21. The first case was filed against the 22-year-old firebrand Patel leader by Surat Police on October 19 for allegedly advising a youth of his community to kill policemen.Hardik, spearheading the agitation seeking reservation under OBC category for the Patel community, has been hogging the limelight since he held a massive rally here on August 25. His detention from the venue had sparked state-wide violence, in which 10 people were killed.

Aarushi murder case: CBI allegedly doesn’t have complete footage of compounder Krishna’s narco test

New Delhi: In a new twist to Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, it has emerged that CBI does not have complete raw footage of narco-analysis conducted on Krishna, assistant of Rajesh Talwar, in its records.

A new video purportedly of the test conducted on Krishna has surfaced on social networking site YouTube which is 58.55- minute long. CBI sources claimed the agency, in its records, has only about 45 minutes of video of the test conducted on Krishna at Forensic Science Laboratory, Bangalore.

Aarushi Talwar in a file photo. IbnliveAarushi Talwar in a file photo. Ibnlive

Aarushi Talwar in a file photo. Ibnlive

A source, who had been privy to the probe, said the new footage on social media appeared to be genuine.

The narco tests were conducted on servants, including Krishna, by the first team of CBI under the then Joint Director Arun Kumar which suspected their involvement but could not produce any legally admissible evidence against them.

The new video which has been posted on the YouTube on October 22 has a length of 58.55 minutes with the person, who posted the video, claiming that another part will be made public soon.

The sources said a Forensic Science Laboratory is supposed to provide whatever information it could gather to the investigation agency.

The agency is clueless who edited the video, whether it was the doctors who did the tests, the person who created the CDs or officers of their own investigation team.

The video which has been posted on CBI record is much smaller in length than the video on YouTube, said a source requesting anonymity.

Narco analysis is not an admissible evidence in court.

Dr S Malini, who did the test on Krishna, was removed from FSL Bangalore following allegations of irregularities in 2009.

The apparently raw footage of the tests which has emerged now shows Krishna claiming that Arun Kumar had asked him to own the crime on the promise of a reduced sentence.

Kumar had said the “original” footage did not have that portion.

When asked what was the length of the video footage on the narco-test conducted on Krishna, which is part of CBI record, Kumar told PTI he cannot recollect the duration of the video.

“I do not recall. It was sent from the FSL to CBI, the CD. I do not remember the minutes…. Any authorisation can come either from the organisation or the lab. Custodian of the video is FSL Bangalore. If there is a requirement they can come out with it,” Kumar told PTI over phone.

Kumar, now an Inspector General of Police in CRPF, said that if CBI has made public all the court orders they should bring the video and narco analysis too in the public domain even if they do not have evidence value.

When asked whether the agency has only “edited” version of the narco analysis test done on Krishna, CBI spokesperson refused to comment saying the matter is sub-judice.

A 1985-batch IPS officer, Kumar was present in Bangalore when the narco test was conducted on Krishna.

Kumar was only supposed to monitor the probe as investigation is domain of Investigation Officer who was the then Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, the sources said.

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been convicted of murdering their 14-year old daughter Aarushi and their domestic servant Hemraj on the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008 and have been sentenced to serve life term.

The first team led of CBI led by Kumar had suspected that servants would have committed the crime but the then Director CBI Ashwani Kumar did not agree with the findings because of lack of evidence.

The second team filed a closure report citing possible chain of events which might have taken place on the crime scene indicating role of Talwars but could not produce any forensic evidence suggesting involvement of the dentist couple.

The report was rejected by Magistrate Preeti Singh who said there was ample circumstantial evidence for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to face murder charges in the case.

The decision was upheld by the Allahabad High Court and Supreme Court.

After the trial, Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal found the parents guilty of murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

During the trial, Rajesh and Nupur Talwars wanted that narco tests should be placed on record but Allahabad High Court as well as Supreme Court rejected their demand.

The Supreme Court had said they were “adopting dilatory tactics on every moment”.


Sheena Bora murder: KFSL report on Indrani is final, says JJ Hospital Dean

Talking to dna’s Santosh Andhale, Dr Lahane clarifies that Hinduja hospital had given a preliminary report, while the KFSL report is final.

Indrani Mukerjea

Two conflicting reports about the health of Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, had sent the media into a tizzy. The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (KFSL) report, submitted to the Maharashtra government, concluded that Indrani’s blood, urine and stomach wash tested negative for any poisonous substance. Dr TP Lahane, Dean of JJ Hospital, however, had claimed that Indrani’s urine sample sent to the Hinduja hospital tested positive for psychoactive drugs. Now talking to dna’s Santosh Andhale, Dr Lahane clarifies that Hinduja hospital had given a preliminary report, while the KFSL report is final. Edited excerpts:<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Why was a report sought from both KFSL and the Hinduja hospital?It is not the first case wherein we sent samples to a private hospital. In several medico-legal cases, we send the investigation report to the Hinduja hospital, because its laboratory is now recognised by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). We get a report faster, which help us to decide the treatment sooner. Why were the two reports different?I agree there were two different reports, but the Hinduja hospital had given a preliminary report while FSL report was final. The FSL had done the Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) test, an analytical method that combines the features of two techniques to identify substances in a test sample. Hinduja hospital gave a report based on immunoassay test, a biochemical test that measures the presence or concentration of a macromolecule in a solution through the use of an antibody or immunoglobulin. These two are different methods of investigation. A forensic test, however, is more authentic and reliable, and we have accepted the FSL findings. We treated Indrani accordingly, and she is responding to it.Did the government or the police department ask for two reports?No, there is no interference in the medical treatment or decisions. Whatever happens in such a medico-legal case, we always keep the authorities informed. There is no communication gap between us and the authorities. What is the standard protocol applied in medico-legal cases?Once a medico-legal case related patient is brought to the hospital, the samples are sent to the police station concerned and then to the FSL. At the same time, if a clinician feels that a report is needed immediate, the sample is also sent to a private laboratory. Has anybody from Mukerjea family contacted you to enquire about Indrani’s health?No. No family member has approached me to enquire about her health.

Midnight raid: Police files supplementary chargesheet against Somnath Bharti

In supplementary final report filed before Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ankita Lal, the police informed the court that prosecution sanction against Bharti has been accorded by the competent authority.

Somnath Bharti

Delhi Police on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet in a city court against AAP leader Somnath Bharti in a case of alleged molestation of African women during his purported midnight-raid last year when he was the Delhi Law Minister.In supplementary final report filed before Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ankita Lal, the police informed the court that prosecution sanction against Bharti has been accorded by the competent authority. In its 22-page report, the police has also annexed the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report and arrayed FSL director and a scientist as witnesses.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The court fixed October 30 for consideration of the report filed by Investigating Officer (IO) Vijay Chandel against Bharti, who is in police custody in a domestic violence case filed by his wife, Lipika Mitra. Earlier, the police had filed a report on Bharti’s plea for further probe in the case in a sealed cover.On January 16, the court had issued notice to the Deputy Commissioner of Police and given a last chance to IO to get the sanction for prosecution against Bharti expeditiously. The police said it has received the sanction on September 24. In its charge sheet filed on September 27 last year, Delhi Police had said that “nine African women were victims of molestation and manhandling by a mob led by then Law Minister Somnath Bharti”.In the charge sheet, Bharti and 17 others have been booked under various sections of the IPC, including 354 (outraging women’s modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 147 (rioting). The police had arrayed 41 people as prosecution witnesses in the case, including nine Ugandan women, who were allegedly beaten up and molested by the mob led by Bharti on the intervening night of January 15-16, 2014In its charge sheet, police had said forensic reports of the victims’ urine samples were awaited but reports of video footage collected from CCTV cameras installed at AIIMS, where the victims were taken for medical check-up, and footage from news channels have been received.The FIR was lodged on January 19 last year on the court’s direction after a Ugandan woman had approached it seeking a direction to the police to file a criminal case against unnamed persons. Later, another African woman approached the court seeking registration of a separate FIR alleging that she was also molested by the group.The court had on January 29 last year asked the police to file a status report while refusing to order lodging of a separate FIR on the plea. However, it had asked the police that the woman be made a co-complainant in the first FIR lodged on January 19 as she was also a victim of the same incident.

Forensic report may acquit Sadananda Gowda’s son Karthik of rape charges

In a relief to Karthik Gowda, the Forensic Science and Laboratory (FSL) report has stated that sweat drops and semen found on the clothes of the small-time model were not of him.

Karthik Gowda

In a relief to Karthik Gowda, the Forensic Science and Laboratory (FSL) report has stated that sweat drops and semen found on the clothes of the small-time model were not his. Karthik, who is a son of Union Minister Sadananda Gowda, was accused of a rape and cheating by a model and small-time Kannada actress. Quoting sources, Deccan Herald reported, “FSL in the City has submitted a report to the police and report indicate that charges of rape against Karthik Gowda were obviously false.”<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The daily has also reported that the FSL is yet to submit its report on the voice identification and the mobile phone recordings of the conversation between the two.In August 2014, the model claimed that she got married to Karthik Gowda on June 5, 2014 after meeting him on May 8, 2014. She also said that she wanted his family to accept her as their daughter-in-law.Following which a case was filed against Karthik Gowda under Sections 420, 376 and 406 (charges relating to cheating, rape and dishonesty) of the Indian Penal Code.The model had said, “We have known each other since May 8. This was after election, before the result. We became very close friends. We met because my family was looking for a groom, so for that reason I met Karthik. So he promised me that he will marry me. So he got married to me on June 5, in his Mangalore house.”Speaking on the allegations being levelled at his son, the then Railway Minister had said that it was a clear case of “character assassination” of an individual.

Sheena murder case: DNA from Raigad bones matches Indrani Mukerjea’s blood samples

Police investigations have revealed that Indrani has two daughters, Sheena and Vidhie. “We have proven that Indrani is the biological mother of the deceased female, whose bones were recovered. It can be assumed that they are of Sheena’s,” police sources told.

Police produce Indrani Mukerjea in a Bandra court on Monday.
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In a major boost to police investigations, the dioxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests run on bone samples, which the Mumbai police had exhumed from Raigad, have matched with the DNA of Indrani Mukerjea, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina claimed on Monday. The tests also proved that the samples were those of a female.Police investigations have revealed that Indrani has two daughters, Sheena and Vidhie. “We have proven that Indrani is the biological mother of the deceased female, whose bones were recovered. It can be assumed that they are of Sheena’s,” police sources told.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”DNA fingerprinting is a foolproof evidence and fully admissible in a court of law. That Indrani is the biological mother of the deceased, whose bone samples were tested, will help the police make a watertight case against the accused,” said an FSL official.Two weeks back, the Mumbai police had dug up the alleged crime site near the forest area of Gagode Khurd village in Pen tehsil of Raigad district. They recovered a set of skeletal remains – a skull, pelvis, teeth and limb bones – and sent it to FSL for DNA tests. Blood samples of Indrani, Sheena’s brother Mikhail and driver Shyamvar Rai were also submitted.Of the skeletal remains, two molar teeth and femur (thigh bone) was considered for DNA extraction. “We managed to obtain good quality DNA samples from the femur. Also, the tooth pulp did not yield DNA,” said a senior FSL official.Up to seven scientists worked through the week and over the weekends for close to nine hours every day since August 27 to fast-track the DNA tests. “It was challenging to extract DNA from the bones, as the remains were close to three years old,” said another FSL official.The femur bone was crushed and chemically treated to remove the calcium component. “Calcium inhibits the DNA testing process and hence has to be removed. Nuclear DNA was extracted separately from the bone cells and from blood cells of Indrani Mukerjea.Inside the nucleus of cells are thread-like structures called chromosomes (46 in each cell – 23 inherited from father and 23 from mother). The genetic material in chromosomes is called DNA. DNA profiles of the bones and blood were obtained by subjecting them to Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests and genetic analysis.Fifteen universally specified DNA markers on the bone of the unknown sample and the blood sample of Indrani matched. “These markers are highly individualised. One person in tens of a trillion carry that marker. DNA markers of the child exactly match with that of the mother and the father. If the DNA markers of bone, when compared with Indrani, thus matched, we could definitiely prove maternity. The sixteenth marker is Amelogenin, which determines the sex of the sample,” said the FSL official.Blood of Indrani’s first husband Siddhartha Das has yet not reached FSL. “We have not conducted paternity tests yet,” said officials.The DNA of Mikhail Bora was mapped and compared with Indrani’s profile. “We have conclusively proved that Indrani is the biological mother of Mikhail,” the official said.The FSL in Mumbai receives up to 175 cases of DNA fingerprinting every month, which help solve cases of mutilated remains, murder, rape cases, paternity and maternity disputes and wildlife identification.Four Steps for DNA testing -FIRST DAY: Part of Femur (thigh bone) of the skeletal remains was crushed. Bone cells were separated by chemically treating them to remove calcium. Calcium interferes with DNA testing (takes 24 hours) SECOND DAY: Nuclear DNA was extracted separately from bone and blood cells of Indrani Mukerjea (takes 24 hours) THIRD DAY: DNA profiles of bones and blood were obtained by subjecting them separately to Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Genetic Analyser machinesFOURTH DAY: Fifteen DNA markers (combination of chemicals) for the bone and blood samples were compared.These markers are highly individualised.

Sheena Bora Murder case: Forensic Science Laboratory staffers scan vehicle

The investigators will look for evidence of blood – visible or invisible to the naked eye – on car seats.

A team of five investigators from the state-run Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) went to the Khar police station on Friday evening to examine the vehicle allegedly used to dispose off Sheena Bora’s body. “Field investigators from Toxicology, Biology and Physics divisions are examining the Opel Astra allegedly used by the accused,” said a senior FSL official.The investigators will look for evidence of blood – visible or invisible to the naked eye – on car seats. “The foam on the car seats has deep absorbing capacity. Tests will be conducted on the collected samples to ascertain the presence of blood. Also, the entire car will be scanned by Ultraviolet light, which can throw up any stains otherwise invisible to the naked eye,” added the official.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Investigators from the Physics department will scan the car for the presence of soil samples. Soil samples differ based on geographical location. Also, imprints of tyre marks will be taken and the car will be scanned for physical evidence such as hair, nails, fabric, among others,” said the official. The car belongs to Worli-based AM Motors and had been hired from the firm. It has been sold twice over since 2012, and was retrieved from a Vashi-based person.

Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning: AIIMS report

The final medical report by AIIMS in the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar says that she died of poisoning, administered either through oral route or injection and the injuries on her barring one were a result of a “scuffle”, according to the police FIR lodged in this case.The report rules out “natural cause” while noting out that all the 15 injuries found on her, except ‘injury number 10’ (an injection mark), were caused by blunt force and non-contributing to death.All the injuries mentioned are caused by “blunt force, simple in nature, non-contributing to death and are produced in scuffle, except injury number 10 which is an injection mark,” it said.Injury number 12 is a teeth bite mark. The injuries number 1 to 15 is of various duration ranging from 12 hours to 4 days,” says the FIR registered as a murder case at Sarojini Nagar Police Station.The autopsy board, in its final report submitted to police on December 29, has concluded that “it is not a natural death and the poisoning is through oral route. However, injectable route too also can’t be ruled out.” The FIR also states how the post mortem report had indicated toward “alprazolam poisoning” while the forensic report by CFSL and FSL Rohini completely contradicted it by ruling it out.”The post mortem of the deceased was conducted at AIIMS, New Delhi on 18 January by an Autopsy Board of three forensic doctors at AIIMS.”The Autopsy Board opined that the cause of death to the best of its knowledge and belief in this case is poisoning.The circumstantial evidences are suggestive of alprazolam poisoning,” the FIR said.Sundna, 51, was found dead in a five-star hotel on January 17 last year.According to the FIR, on January 17 last year at about 9 PM a telephonic call was received by Inspector Atul Sood, the then SHO of Sarojini Nagar from Abhinav Kumar, PS to Tharoor, the then Minister of State of HRD that Sunanda had done something in Room No.345, Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi.Acting on this information, Sood along with staff went to the spot where Sunanda was found dead inside the bedroom of the suite.Preliminary enquiries at the spot showed that she had checked into this Hotel on January 15 at 1748 hours, the FIR said.As it emerged that Sunanda had died within seven years of her marriage, Alok Sharma, SDM Vasant Vihar, was informed who inspected the place of occurrence and conducted Inquest Proceedings under section 176 CrPC.Sharma examined the witnesses and the relatives of the deceased and recorded their statements, it said.Director CFSL, Lodhi Road New Delhi, along with team also visited the scene of crime. The scene of crime was video graphed/photographed by the Crime Team/South District as well as CFSL Team.The exhibits were lifted by the CFSL Team from the spot and the scene of occurrence was preserved and the body was moved for post mortem, it said.”The circumstantial evidences are suggestive of alprazolam poisoning,” it said.The Autopsy Report was handed over to SDM, Vasant Vihar on January 20.Sharma then sent his inquest proceedings report to SHO/Sarojini Nagar with the remarks, “In view of the examination of post mortem report where the cause of death is poisoning, you are directed to further investigate the matter thoroughly and take action as per law.”You are further directed to request the Director CFSL for early report of Viscera examination.” “As per the directions, police then sent the Viscera, clothes and medicines found on the spot to CFSL, Lodhi Road, for examination.The Viscera analysis report was received from CFSL, New Delhi on March 10 and the same was sent to autopsy board, AIIMS.After the perusal of CFSL report, the Autopsy Board, AIIMS, sought some more information which included quantitative estimation of various chemicals/compounds in different viscera and exhibits, presence/absence of saliva in various swabs taken from hands and epithelial cells from nails and any other circumstantial evidence, statement, photos taken at the scene of the crime so as to give holistic and comprehensive opinion in the case, said the FIR.”In compliance of the directions the exhibits/swabs were sent to CFSL, Lodhi Road, in April last year to verify the presence/absence of Saliva while foreign material/epithelial cells and other exhibits were sent to FSL, Rohini for quantitative analysis of chemicals,” said the FIR.The report from CFSL, Lodhi Road said the presence of Saliva and foreign material was not detected.The report from FSL, Rohini was also obtained and both these reports were sent to the Autopsy Board, AIIMS.It was after this that the Autopsy Board gave subsequent medical opinion in September, which was its second report in which opined “the cause of death in the case is poisoning”.”Viscera are positive for ethyl alcohol, caffeine, acetaminophen and cotinine.The medical board reserved the comment on specific poison/chemical since there is a lot of limitation on viscera report,” the report had said.The report was termed “inconclusive” by the Delhi Police, following which the Autopsy Board further required that a few of other medico-legal points need to be addressed by the Investigating Officer since the circumstantial information are essential for medical opinion.”In response to the information sought by the Board, photographs of the scene of crime, statements of witnesses and relatives, e mails etc. were provided with a request that the Board members may visit the scene of crime to collect any object/material from the scene of occurrence which may be of any importance for medical examination and conclusive opinion in the post mortem report as the scene of occurrence was still preserved,” the FIR said.The Autopsy Board members, along with CFSL expert team, visited the scene of occurrence on November 5 last year and lifted exhibits from there. Seized exhibits were sent to CFSL, Lodhi Road for chemical examination, it said.The report in this regard was received on December 24 and the same was sent to the Autopsy Board along with other relevant treatment papers related to the deceased on the same day, according to the FIR.The latest report from the Autopsy board in this matter has been received on December 29 in which the Autopsy Board has opined that all above medical documents given by the IO and detailed post-mortem report, including HPE, conclude that the deceased Sunanda Pushkar was neither ill nor had any disease prior to her death.”She was a normal healthy individual. In view of the above analysis, the death due to natural cause is ruled out in this case. The cause of death in this case is poisoning.”The poisoning is through oral route, however injectable route too also can’t be ruled out,” the FIR quotes the final report as saying.In view of this latest report, a case under section 302 IPC is made out, said the FIR adding “therefore a case under Section 302 of IPC has been registered.