The forensic experts pointed out in the report that blood was clotted in the brain which confirms the possibility of strangulation and bruises spotted on the neck and two legs.
The police had taken nine persons -suspects and witnesses hailing from Kovalam and nearby areas- into custody for interrogation.
The suspects including a male sex worker - all are from Kovalam and nearby areas - were taken into custody by police.
The investigation into Latvian national Liga Skromane’s murder has taken a new turn with the forensic experts hinting they had spotted signs of strangulation during autopsy.
The probe into Latvian tourist Liga's death is yet to make any headway even as the police top brass reiterated their investigation will span both the possibilities of suicide and murder.
Ilza said after examining the place where Liga's body was found, she developed suspicions about the police's claim of it being a case of suicide.
Thiruvananthapuram Range IG Manoj Abraham will supervise the probe into the death of Latvian citizen Liga Skromane after her sister Ilze raised suspicions about the death.
According to police sources, if the sister of Liga, who is staying back to assist the missing case, can identify the corpse, more forensic examination including DNA sample matching will be done.
Prime Minister Kucinskis, who arrived on a five-day visit to India yesterday, will call on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, later in the day.