KOLKATA: Bhopal police handed over the post mortem report of Akansha Sharma, the 28-year-old Bankura native who was murdered and entombed by her boyfriend Udayan Das, to Bankura police in West Bengal on Saturday.
The report was handed over by Inspector Pradeep Meena of Govindpura Police Station in Bhopal to Bankura police. Though the findings of the report have not yet been made public, the exact cause of death may help the police in the investigation into the murder mystery.
Meanwhile, an investigation has revealed that accused Udayan Das, who had duped Akansha by promising her a job in UNESCO in the United States, always met Akansha in Delhi at Indira Gandhi International Airport posing as a returne from the North American nation.
"Udayan had told Akansha that he was a non-resident Indian (NRI) while in reality, he lived in Bhopal. Accordingly, he made great efforts to ensure that Akansha believed he was indeed an NRI. For this, he took help of an app called Flight Tracker, though which he could track New Delhi-bound flights from US," a Bankura police official said.
"Udayan would track a New Delhi-bound flight from any particular city of the United States, mostly New York. He would mention the time of arrival of the flight at IGI airport to Akansha and ask her to be present at the airport and then he would turn his phone onto flight mode. After that, he would take a train from Bhopal and reach New Delhi railway station. From there he would straight to the airport, freshen up and change into a suit and meet Akansha outside the airport," the officer added.
The train journey from Bhopal to Delhi takes around 11 hours, while a flight from New York to New Delhi takes around 14 hours. So, Udayan always got a few extra hours keeping in mind of the train delays and around 45 min taken to reach IGI airport from New Delhi railway station.
Meanwhile, the post-mortem report of the skeletal remains alleged to be that of Akansha Sharma's said she died of strangulation, a senior police officer said.
"On Saturday, we received the post-mortem report of skeletal remains and it states that the cause of death was strangulation," Superintendent of Police, Bankura, Sukhendu Hira said.