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Mumbai police release photos of suspects in Anuhya murder case


February 7, 2014 - Hyderabad

Mumbai police in a step forward in the investigation into the murder of Masulipatnam techie Anuhya on Thursday evening released the photos of the suspect. Police basing on the CCTV footage suspected a person waiting for her on the platform with a liquor bottle in his hand. Police have come to conclusion that the bottle was liquor. The blood samples by the forensic confirmed that the accused were in alcoholic condition.

It may be recalled here that Singavarapu Esther Anuhya, a software engineer working for TCS was found murdered in Mumbai. She took Visakhapatnam-Mumbai train in Vijayawada on January 4 and reached Mumbai on the next day but could not reach the hostel. Her father rushed to Mumbai and began searching for her and the Police could not extend the desired level of help and found half burnt body of his daughter almost 11 days of her disappearance. Singavarapu Jonathan Prasad, father of Esther, met the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shine and sought his intervention in speeding up the probe which the Home Minister directed the Maharashtra Government to swift the action in the case. Meanwhile, TDP leaders in a representation to the Home Minister, he complained of the apathy of the Mumbai police. He explained him of the terrible experience with the Mumbai Police during the search for his dither. He told him of the negligence on the part of the police and explained him in detail the experiences he had and sought his direction to the Maharashtra government. TDP leaders from Krishna district met the Chairperson of National Commission for Women on Monday Mamta Sharma. They have requested her to give directions to speed up the investigation of Anuhya murder and rape case.

Mumbai police visited the kin of the deceased and police officials as part of their investigation. The Mumbai police are probing the case by using the data base of the Aadhaar scheme, the unique identification number for the first time. Mumbai police plans to approach Aadhaar enrolment centres with a request to share their database with them. It is said that they approached the network providers whose towers were close to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Bhandup, a central suburb of Mumbai from where the body of Anuhya was found. They sought a list of numbers form which calls were made and received between 4.45am and 6a.m on January 5 and they plans to feed and link them with the data of Aadhaar to identify them and will match with the man seen in the CCTV footage, police said.

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