The mystery surrounding the death of Anuradha Bali alias Fiza Mohammed, wife of Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed, a former Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, thickened when the forensic examination of the viscera revealed traces of the lethal poison aluminium phosphide (a form of rat poison) and alcohol. Her highly decomposed body was found at her Mohali house early last month.

The report by the State Chemical Laboratory at Kharar reached the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Saturday afternoon. However, the police chief of Mohali district, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, said a decision would only be taken after the report reached the investigating team.

Fiza’s body was recovered from the ground-floor bedroom of her house after neighbours alerted authorities upon noticing a foul smell. Initial investigations had found no injury marks or signs of struggle in her house. Even the examination of the food and drinks recovered had no traces of any poison.

However, a search of the house had led to the recovery of Rs. 1.20 crore in cash and a large amount of gold jewellery.

The police have also recovered a number of CDs with video recordings where Fiza has been seen with some influential people. The medical officers at the civil hospital refused to comment on the forensic report as the matter was under police investigation.

A former Assistant Advocate General in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Fiza made headlines when she married Chander Mohan, after converting to Islam. The controversial marriage lasted about three months.