Dehra Dun: Blood samples of the parents of
Anupama, who was murdered and her body cut to pieces by her
software engineer husband, were on Wednesday collected for a DNA
The blood samples of Anupama`s father B R Pradhan and
mother Gauri Pradhan were collected for the DNA test by a
pathologist of government Doon hospital, Senior Superintendent
of Police (SSP), Dehra Dun, G S Martolia said.
The samples will be sent along with two of Anupama`s body
parts recovered from a deep freezer and the foothills of
Mussoorie to the central laboratory in New Delhi, he said.
The SSP added that police had yesterday taken permission
from Chief Judicial Magistrate Kunwar Amanendra Singh to
collect blood samples of Anupama`s parents to carry out the
Meanwhile, A S Mann, advocate of Anupama`s husband Rajesh
Gulati, today refused to defend him and withdrew from the
He told reporters that he took the decision as he failed
to find answers to his questions from the prosecution, police
The gruesome murder of 33-year-old Anupama came to light
on December 12 when her brother had lodged a police complaint
after he did not get a satisfactory reply from Gulati about
his sister`s whereabouts.
The police later arrested 37-year-old Gulati, who
confessed to have murdered Anupama, cut her body into pieces
and hid them in a deep-freezer for nearly two months.