Police denies political influence in student murder case

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Vijayawada, Feb 10 (UNI) City Police Commissioner C V Anand today denied an allegation that the investigation into the murder of the B Pharma student Ayesha Meera, who was raped and murdered in a women's hostel in Ibrahimpatnam on December 27, was influenced by a cabinet minister.

Taking to newspersons here, he denied the allegations made by political parties and several organisations that the arrest of the accused was being delayed due to the involvement of the kin of a cabinet minister in the crime.

The Commissioner said the police had collected the blood samples of K Satish, grandson of Municipal Administration Minister K Rangarao and sent for DNA test. The samples of semen and a letter, received from the spot, was also sent for test, he added.

Mr Anand said police also collected 44 hand-written specimens and 23 blood samples and sent them for DNA test. Some writing specimens and blood samples were tested and it was found unmatched and awaiting the results of the remaining tests, he added.

He said 15 people were tested with lie-detector.

Investigation was, underway, he added.

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