New Delhi, March 25: With several messages and records on the phones of Sunanda Pushkar missing, the Delhi police will seek help from social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to provide information.
The Delhi police, which is probing the death of Sunanda Pushkar, says that there has been a lot of conversation between Sunanda and others on her social media accounts.
"We want details of her messages sent by her to various persons which will help us with the case," says police.
The Delhi police, which had sent Sunanda's mobile phones for analysis, has received some data.
However, it has been found that some of the messages were deleted. [Sunanda murder case: How the cops plan on questioning Pak journalist Meher Tarar]
It is still unclear whether these messages were deleted before or after her death.
Her mobile phone was seized immediately after the police visited the hotel where she was found dead.
"We are trying to ascertain whether these messages especially from her blackberry were deleted by her or someone else," said police.
"There were few persons who had accessed the crime scene after her death and before the police arrived at the scene," an officer informed Oneindia.
Emails are missing:
The Delhi police have also found that some of the emails from her accounts too had been deleted.
"We require some time before we clarify the time and the intention of these mails being deleted," officer said. [Sunanda Pushkar knew it was coming, probe reveals]
Her laptop which is in the custody of the Delhi police has some information, but it has also been found that certain files have gone missing.
The officer says that this is under investigation and we are trying to ascertain if these files were deleted after her death.
Who deleted Sunanda's mails and messages:
The laptop and the mobile phone belonging to Sunanda was sent to the Directorate of Forensic Sciences on January 20 2015.
The police have received the records and only a few mails and messages could be retrieved.
While all deleted data may not be crucial it still helps the police understand the motive of the person who may have deleted it.
The police did not get immediate access to the phones or the laptop. Even after it was seized it was lying without analysis for almost a year.
Was it deleted just after her death before the police could get their hands on it or did someone access it later and delete mails is what the Delhi police is trying to find out now.