The Etah police are still groping in the dark for clues to the sensational murder of an assistant prosecution officer, who was sprayed with bullets in her residence in the high security Reserve Police Lines campus of the district.
The senior police officers tried to save their failure by claiming that some close acquaintance of the slain assistant prosecution officer’s family seems to be behind the killing.
The police have failed to get any clues from the footage of the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera installed in the Police Lines.
The local bar association members alleged that some organised gang could be behind the murder as the assailants had fired over a dozen rounds on the victim and managed to flee without being noticed by the police officials living in the adjacent flats.
They claimed that assistant government lawyers (APO) were handling many sensitive criminal cases so the officers probing the case must also look into this fact and not just concentrate on the family members or persons close to the victim.
It may be mentioned that assistant government counsel Nutan Yadav was shot dead in her residence on Reserve Police Lines campus on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in Etah.
“Yadav, 35, was living in the government quarters in Etah in the Police Lines. She was unmarried and was living alone,” said Superintendent of Police in Etah, Sanjay Kumar. He claimed that the killers fired several rounds and the body of the victim had five bullet wounds.
“A couple of people used to come from her village and stay at her residence. She was found shot dead,” Kumar told media persons.
The deceased was a native of Agra district.
“Prima facie, those visiting her house are under suspicion. Her family members also suspect the role of these persons,” the SP said.
Senior Superintendent of Police in Etah, Swapnil Mamgain, meanwhile, told reporters that some close acquaintance of the family was involved in the murder.
“The assailant will be booked and action will be initiated,” he said.
However, the SSP failed to reply how no one noticed of the incident when the killer fired several rounds in the high security Police Lines campus.
The murder came to light on Tuesday morning when the maid reached Kumar’s house for work and found the door open. When she went inside, she found the body of the victim lying in a pool of blood. She raised an alarm after which the local police were called.