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Raipur boy killed techie in Goa, says letter

July 31, 2008 14:24 IST

A month after Bangalore-based software engineer Meghna Subedar's body was found floating at Goa's [Images] Candolim beach, an anonymous letter to the state police has claimed that it was a murder and handiwork of a Raipur-based boy.

The anonymous letter stating that a Raipur-based boy is behind Meghna's alleged murder was received by Calangute police station this week prompting the sleuths to dispatch a team to Chhatisgarh, police sources said.

"We are investigating into the genuiness of the letter. Our initial investigations have revealed that there is no such boy existing in Raipur. But still we are not taking chance," a police official said, adding,"the letter may be a hoax too."

However, Superintendent of police (North) Bosco George refused to comment on the letter saying that till it is proven that the body found at Candolim is of Meghna, the police cannot say anything.

"We will not say anything at this moment," George said.

 The 28-year-old software engineer was found missing from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on April 11 and later her dead body was found floating at Candolim beach on June 25.

Subedar was on her way to her native place in Chhatisgarh and had contacted her father little before she boarded the train in Mumbai.

The state police were groping in darkness over the entire case with no clue of her whereabouts and movement in Goa during the investigations.

Also, Meghna's father was skeptical about the identification forcing the state police to go for DNA test to confirm the identity.

Police have already taken the samples of her father Dr Mohan Subhedar, mother Anjali Subhedar and younger sister Nandita Subhedar to match with the tissues of the deceased.

 The samples were sent to Hyderabad central forensic laboratory on June 29. While the case remained unsolved, the test results are yet to be obtained.

"It is not that we have closed the file or something like that. But we want to confirm that the body is of Meghna," George clarified adding that the police are in constant touch with the laboratory.

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