Dadar senior citizen’s death: Cops draw a blank

Two days after 79-year-old Manisha Adi's body was found at her Prabhadevi residence,the Dadar police on Thursday are still to confirm whether the senior citizen was killed or had died a natural death.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 11, 2012 8:40:01 am

Two days after 79-year-old Manisha Adi’s body was found at her Prabhadevi residence,the Dadar police on Thursday are still to confirm whether the senior citizen was killed or had died a natural death.

The police had sent the body for a post-mortem. However,officers said the preliminary reports have been found to be inconclusive as the body had begun decomposing. There were no extraneous injury marks on the body,the police said.

“We have sent the body of the deceased to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for a chemical test on the viscera to ascertain the exact cause of her death. However,the reports will arrive after a month,and we will have to wait till then,” police said.

They added the viscera test would point out if the deceased suffered from an organ failure or if there was any poisonous substance in her body.

As of now,the police have filed an Accidental Death Report (ADR) as they have found nothing to indicate that Adi was killed. The police said that while Adi was wearing jewellery worth lakhs,nothing was found missing from her person or her house. There has been no sign of forced entry.

Adi had been staying alone at her second-floor residence in Prabhadevi after her husband’s death in 2004. Her body was found by her neighbour who opened her door with a spare key after Adi had not take the newspapers lying outside her house till 11.30am on Tuesday.

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