Karnataka Police waiting for postmortem report on Padmapriya

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Udupi,Karnataka, June 17 (UNI) Karnataka Police are waiting for the postmortem report of BJP Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat's wife Padmapriya, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging in a flat at Dwaraka in New Delhi on June 15.

Inspector General of Police (Western Range) A M Prasad told UNI the report of the postmortem done by three doctors at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi was expected to be received by tomorrow.

Superintendent of Police Siddaramaiah, who had gone to Delhi, would collect the report.

To a question, he said the prime suspect Athul Kumar Rao, Mr Bhat's family friend, was still not taken into Police custody or arrested.

He had been taken by the police team to Delhi on Saturday last to trace the area where Padmapriya was found hanging from the ceiling in the room.

The Delhi Police have inquired Athul Kumar. He will be brought by the police team to Bangalore tonight, he added.

Mr Prasad said further investigation into the mysterious case would be pursued after receiving the postmortem report.

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