BENGALURU: After the High Court granted bail to Rishwin Chengappa, an accused in the murder of Sourabh Rastogi, a HR manager at an MNC, a senior police official said on Friday that an additional charge-sheet will be filed after they receive a forensic report from Hyderabad. Chengappa (26) was granted bail last Friday in the 2014 murder case.
Police officials said Chengappa had approached the lower courts twice, but was not granted bail until he approached the High Court a week ago. Police officials said a 485-page charge-sheet had been submitted to the court in November.
The senior police official stated that a forensic lab report on the contact between Chengappa and the victim’s wife over social networking sites and cell phone is still awaited.
The victims’ wife is also among the suspects and the police are waiting for her to be taken to Ahmedabad in Gujarat for a second narco-analysis test. When she was taken to Ahmedabad earlier for the test, she was found to be medically unfit.
The doctors at Ahmedabad told the police that she was in shock and was depressed after her husband’s death and was suffering from multiple ailments. Police officials said, “He (Chengappa) misled the police by claiming that he had a relationship with Rastogi’s wife.”
In June 14, 2014, Sourabh Rastogi and his wife joined IT company Genpact after their marriage. Chengappa, however, is said to have been infatuated with Rastogi’s wife and wanted to marry her.
The couple, who were residing near HSR Layout, were planning to settle in the US and were to leave on June 27. Rastogi was found murdered in his home on June 14.