The police arrested the trio for further investigation but rejected to provide more information which could lead the media to identify the three arrested techies. [UPDATE: Neelima's death: Police say suicide, autopsy reports suspect homicide]
Initial reports suggested that it was a case of suicide. However, the investigating officials smelt something fishy and began more minute probe to verify whether it was a suicide or a murder case. [LATEST UPDATE: Marital problems led to Neelima's death? Friend grilled]
27-year-old Neelima, who had completed her Engineering course from Shadan women's college of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad in 2006, was declared dead when she was rushed to Apollo Hospital on Jul 31.
Neelima's post-mortem report found that she had died of serious injuries after falling off a multi-level parking lot of her office premise.
However, police sources informed that Neelima's preliminary post-mortem report failed to conclusively say if she had committed suicide or she was pushed to death at the company's Gachibowli campus. The investigating officials are now waiting for the Viscera test report which will be ready only after one month.
Meanwhile, the officials have been quoted as saying, "We spoke to several employees and enquired with the security staff as to why she had gone to the parking lot when she did not come by car. The possibility is that someone known to her could have promised to drop her home. We believe that a heated argument could have taken place between them after which she was possibly chased. But the big question is whether she was pushed or she jumped to death."
The CCTV footage might be one of the crucial evidences for the investigating officials who have been minutely checking it.
"There are no more CCTVs in the other floors of the multi-level parking and therefore, it is difficult to say what happened subsequently," added officials.
The officials also claimed that they can not go after the statements of Neelima's family members who have claimed so far that it was a case of murder. "They allege it is murder. But when they say so, they should have some basis for it. So far, they have not disclosed anything except for the fact that some scratch marks were found on her neck," said the officials.
During their investigation, the officials also found some dubious information in connection with Neelima's life. "She was staying in a two-bedroom flat there and had given an advertisement to rent one of the rooms in that house. Another Infosys employee was already staying in the other room. Therefore, we are not sure whether she planned to return to USA or not," they stated.
Neelima returned from New Jersey, US just three days ago. She had gone there for some official project work. She was married and has two children.