Even after five days of the triple murder, allegedly by jeweller Amit Agarwal in Puri, police have failed to make any breakthrough.
On December 15, police had recovered bodies of Amit’s wife Ankit Bansal, daughter Bani and son Vidyansu from a hotel room in Puri.
During investigation, local police collected two cell phone numbers of Amit from his family members, who had arrived in Puri after getting information, and put them on tracking.
So far, police probe revealed that Amit was staying in different hotels of Puri since November. Evidences were collected from three hotels in Puri. The family also stayed in a star hotel in Bhubaneswar before coming to Puri.
This apart, a police team from Chowk Bazaar police station, Lucknow headed by inspector Gurusaran Singh has started its investigation into the case. The Lucknow team took copies of the FIR and post-mortem report. Singh also examined the hotel room afresh and questioned the hotel staff who attended the family during their stay.
Singh revealed that in response to report of brother-in-law of Amit on August 18, police had registered a case of abduction. On August 20, they found his abandoned car at Allahabad Sangam site. Police had recovered a suicide note from the car.
A search operation was conducted in river Ganga to find the bodies but nothing was recovered and the case remained open, Singh added.
Meanwhile, Puri police are trying to trace the pilgrim agent who had conducted Amit’s visit to Jagannath temple. Police also came to know that he had contacted a number of travel agencies and efforts are on to identify the travel agency which provided him transport during his stay in Puri, said DSP SB Satpathy.
SP Anup Sahu had written to the Director of the State Forensic Laboratory to provide the viscera examination report at the earliest. The post-mortem report suggested that death of the three persons was caused by strangulation of wind pipe and Ankit was pregnant.