Sunanda case: Cops fail to identify fingerprints
Investigators failed to turn crime scene evidence into lead
that an internal Delhi Police report based on a magisterial inquiry suggested that Sunanda’s death was not a suicide but a murder. She was found dead on January 17, 2014, in room number 345 of the posh Leela Hotel in Delhi’s Chankyapuri.
The report further pointed out that all “chance prints” were sent to Delhi Police’s Finger Print Bureau to get clues by matching them with their data base of criminals.
“None of the chance prints matched with the existing fingerprint data at the fingerprint bureau,” the forensic report stated.
The police also found a piece of broken glass from the crime scene but there was no lead established from this as well. The Delhi Police report based on the autopsy said that the cause of death was poisoning. Two injuries on the body including an injection mark on her hand were specifically mentioned.