Probe into Mona Suri murder handed over to Crime Branch
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 21:59
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday informed the High Court that the probe into the murder of fashion designer Mona Suri, who was burnt to death by two unidentified assailants outside her residence in 2007, has been transferred to its Crime Branch.

Appearing before Justice V K Shali, Delhi Police counsel submitted that the investigation of the case was transferred to its Crime Branch on September 24.

Following the submission, Suri's family members, who had sought a direction to the police for completion of investigation in the unsolved Suri's murder case, withdrew the petition.

In a petition, Suri's father Manjit Bawa alleged the police neither filed the status report of the case nor the report of the narco analysis test conducted on the husband of the deceased and his girl friend.

The four suspects, including Naveen Suri, husband of the victim, his girlfriend Rachna and Rajiv Sharma, in the case have already undergone narco-analysis tests at a laboratory in Gujarat and the reports were awaited.

He had approached the court with a plea to give directions for narco tests on Rachna with whom Naveen Suri allegedly had an affair.

The fashion designer was burnt by two motorcycle-borne persons who poured kerosene on her outside her residence at Greater Kailash area here on August 12, 2007.

Suri succumbed to her injuries on October 21, 2007. However, the police have not been able to either nab the assailants nor established the motive behind the murder.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 21:59

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