‘Video footage shows she was alone on the campus’
Ruling out foul play in the death of Infosys employee, B. Neelima, the investigators on Friday said there was more than one reason to believe so.
The video footage recorded by the secret cameras on the company’s campus at Nanakramguda in Raidurg showed the 27-year-old moving alone on the campus on Tuesday from 9 p.m. onwards.
‘She was alone’
She was also alone when she walked into the multi-level parking complex at around 10 p.m., Madhapur DCP T. Yoganand, said at a press conference on Friday.
The speculation that she had an argument with someone inside and was pushed from the seventh floor of the complex had no basis, he clarified. The seventh floor, from where she was believed to have jumped, had a parapet wall of nearly three feet high. A pipe coated with white paint was on the parapet wall.
The ‘chappal’ found on the seventh floor had traces of the white paint on the sole. “After visiting the scene, we tested the quality of the paint on the pipe by rubbing footwear against it. The footwear received traces of the paint,” the police said.
No struggle marks
They believe the woman stepped onto the pipe and jumped from there. It looks like one ‘chappal’ came off her foot and fell on the seventh floor while the other remained intact, the police said. No other footprints or struggle marks were found there.
Referring to the delay in informing the victim’s husband and mother about the death, Mr. Yoganand said the campus authorities received the first call about the woman being found with injuries on the ground floor, at 10.37 p.m.
“They first tried to contact the telephone numbers listed in the company records and made repeated calls but no one answered,” the DCP said. The police released the call log explaining the efforts made by the company to reach her family members.
After finding out in the video footage that she had carried a handbag, they searched for it and found it on the 10 floor. By then it was 2.15 a.m. They found a slip carrying the phone numbers of her husband and mother in the bag and contacted them.
Viscera sent for tests
The DCP made it clear that the forensic doctors, who performed an autopsy, were yet to present their report and didn’t give any inputs arousing suspicions about her death.
The viscera was preserved and sent to the forensic science laboratory to ascertain if death was caused by poison or sedatives.
The test findings, call data record and messages of her mobile phone, content of her emails and the video footage would be analysed to finalise the case.