8-yr-old’s murder in Hyderabad: Why did cops not alert clues team?

The investigation into the murder of an eight-year-old girl on March 23 has hit a major roadblock as the police failed to call the clues team to the scene of crime, thus missing crucial evidence.

Published: 07th April 2018 04:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2018 04:39 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: The investigation into the murder of an eight-year-old girl on March 23 has hit a major roadblock as the police failed to call the clues team to the scene of crime, thus missing crucial evidence. The girl was murdered at her home in Upparpally under Rajendranagar police station limits. Even a fortnight later there is no headway in the case despite police questioning around 10 persons, including the woman who first saw the girl lying unconscious in the house.

The only clue that the investigators have, courtesy the forensic doctors, is that the accused used his left hand to throttle the girl. With no finger prints available, cracking the case has become all the more difficult for the department. Meanwhile, a clues team official from Cyberabad admitted that none of the three teams were intimated about the crime and so they did not visit the crime scene. Why were the clues team not intimated is best known to the police officials concerned.

There are three Clues teams in Cyberabad, each for Shamshabad, Balanagar and Madhapur zones. “None of the teams were alerted and our records also say that no such case was attended,” said an official.
When contacted, Rajendranagar ACP P Ashok said: “The sleuths concerned did not intimate the clues team thinking that it could be a suspicious death. A case was initially registered under section 174 of CrPc. We suspect a person, but are collecting more technical evidences,” said the senior official.

About the case

At around 3.30 pm on March 23, M Monika (8), daughter of M Narasimhulu and M Lalitha, was found dead at her home by her neighbour Mallamma, with blood oozing from her nose and marks on her neck. She had returned home from school some half-an-hour before the incident. It was her neighbour Mallamma who found Monika unconscious and alerted other neighbours, and called the police and ambulance. Based on her parents’ complaint, the Rajendranagar police registered a suspicious death case and then altered to murder case for the probe and questioned about 10 persons.

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