Crime Branch-CID (CB-CID) Tamil Nadu Police, which has been handed over the case, conducted a thorough search for the missing mobile phone as investigating officials hoped to get some lead in the case if they find the phone.
According to sources, the mobile phone was switched off a few minutes after the TCS techie left her office on the night of Feb 13. Her body was found near her office on Sunday, Feb 23.
The phone was switched off a few minutes after the TCS techie left her office
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had on Sunday transferred the investigation into the death of Uma Maheswari to the CB-CID. 24-year-old software engineer Maheswari, a native of Salem district, lived in Medavakkam and had been working with TCS at Siruseri since Feb 2013.
Tamil Nadu Police has also announced a reward of Rs two lakh for information leading to the identity of the culprits. The autopsy revealed she had stab injuries in four places, which is believed to have led to her death.
Meanwhile, media reports informed that the Tamil Nadu police are believed to be the first force in the country to use an unmanned aerial vehicle in a murder investigation. It used a drone to inspect the area where Maheswari was found murdered in Siruseri along the city's IT Corridor.
(With agency inputs)