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CJM wife’s death: Autopsy finds 3 bullet injuries

A day after Gurgaon Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravneet Garg’s wife was found shot dead in a high security area,the post-mortem examination found four injuries on the body

Written by ANCHAL DHAR | Gurgaon | July 19, 2013 12:56:27 am

A day after Gurgaon Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravneet Garg’s wife was found shot dead in a high security area,the post-mortem examination found four injuries on the body — three of them bullet wounds and one on the back of the head,apparently inflicted with a blunt object.

The report,however,states that the death was caused by bullet injuries.

Dr Deepak Mathur,forensic analyst at the Civil Hospital (Gurgaon),said,“Death was caused by bullet injuries. There were three bullet injuries and one ante-mortem open wound in the head,which seems like a superficial cut made with a blunt object. The time of death has been ascertained between

5 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday. The woman was shot from near contact range.”

Mathur said a sample of gunpowder swabs and fingerprints collected from the revolver recovered from the crime scene have been sent for tests. The results will confirm if she shot herself,he said,adding that the report will be out within a week.

Geetanjali Garg was found dead in a park near Police Lines,where she had gone for an evening stroll. Her body was found by children playing in the park. The CJM’s .32 licensed revolver was found near her.

Police said while certain clues pointed to suicide,the possibility of homicide could not be ruled out. “We are trying to probe all angles and it is still too early to tell,” DCP (West) Surinder Pal Singh said.

Investigations have revealed that Geetanjali had left her cellphone at home when she went out. “We are investigating if someone shot her and fled. There are no signs of struggle,” police said.

Residents at Police Lines said no one heard any gunshot because several weddings were on in the area. They said they could hear only the sound of fire crackers.

Police said the CJM told them that his wife was not happy in Gurgaon and wanted to return to Chandigarh. Her family members,who came to collect her body for cremation,said she could not have killed herself. They demanded a proper investigation.

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