Another GRP team in Delhi to probe acid attack

Government Railway Police (GRP),probing the death of Delhi nurse Preeti Rathi following an acid attack,are questioning the staff at the hospital where she graduated,and the institute where she taught.

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: June 22, 2013 2:30:54 am

Government Railway Police (GRP),probing the death of Delhi nurse Preeti Rathi following an acid attack,are questioning the staff at the hospital where she graduated,and the institute where she taught.

A team of six GRP officers visited Batra Hospital and the institute on Tuesday.

Preeti (25) died on June 1,a month after a masked man hurled acid at her at Bandra Terminus in Mumbai. She had travelled to Mumbai on the Garib Rath train and was to join Army Medical College,Colaba.

After initial treatment at Masina Hospital in Byculla,Preeti was shifted to Bombay Hospital,where she succumbed to her injuries.

Her family,however,is not happy with the probe. “The (GRP) crime branch asked us the same questions — whether we suspect or have enmity with anyone — we’ve answered before,” her brother Lalit Solanki said.

“A CBI probe must be ordered immediately,” he said.

Crime branch officers said they were looking for specific suspects and could not divulge much at this stage.

The only suspect GRP have arrested so far,Pawankumar Gahalon,is a former neighbour of the Rathis. But both Gahalon and Rathi families do not think he has anything to do with the attack.

Preeti’s father Amarsingh said GRP retrieved their landline call detail records (CDRs) but there had been no further development. He said police were checking some specific unidentified numbers from April CDRs.

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