Post mortem report of Padmapriya delayed

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Mangalore, June 23 (UNI) The post mortem report of Padmapriya, wife of Udupi BJP MLA K Raghupathy Bhat, who committed suicide in Delhi last week is yet to reach the hands of the state police.

The Udupi police had asked one of its official, who had gone to the nation's capital to cooperate with Delhi police during the investigations after the 32-year-old woman ended her life in a Noida apartment last week.

However, the official ASP Siddappa returned from Delhi last night without obtaining the copy of the report as Delhi police had said that there would be some delay in getting it.

Police sources here said the post mortem was conducted by three doctors at the Safdarjung hospital and their reports had to be consolidated before a final report was prepared.

Meanwhile, the investigating officer B G Achar is likely to visit Delhi soon in connection with the disappearance and death of Padmapriya soon after receiving the report from Delhi police.

According to the official, who is the Inspector of Manipal police station, the investigation was still at the preliminary stage.

As two FIRs had already been registered in connection with the disappearance and death of Padmapriya in Delhi, there was no need of any fresh FIR to be registered in the case. The witnesses need to be listed out and specify different legal provisions under which those involved in the case could be tried, he said.

According to the sources, the main witness of the case Athul Rao, who was admitted to a city hospital with the complaint of Stomach pain on yesterday, was discharged on the same night.

It was believed that he (Athul Rao) might have moved to undisclosed place to avoid media glare.

His family members who were residing in a house at Doddannagudde in Udupi have also vacated their house and shifted to a secret place, the sources added.


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