Doctor team scouts Bidushi flat for clues, on cop request

Bidushi Dash

Police await report from J J Hospital to decide course of action

A two-doctor panel visited the Andheri apartment of Bidushi Dash to conduct a "medical probe" and look for any clues police may have missed on the sequence and circumstances of her death. The actor and former Miss Chennai runner-up was found dead in the apartment on October 22.

The doctors' visit follows a letter sent to J J Hospital by D N Road police station asking for a "government view" on the nature of Dash's death.

The police had been relying on independent views of doctors to assist them in the case but with their analysis contradicting the post-mortem report, the cops decided to seek the help of a government hospital.

"A medical team visited the house to study the crime scene. As police investigators, we collect evidence and draw conclusions based on our policing experience. The doctors' visit will help us view the medical backdrop to the crime scene. I am told they spent a good amount of time to study the place," said Vijay Bhoite, senior inspector, D N Road police station.

"Their way of looking at the crime scene is different from ours and offers a different insight," Bhoite said.

In their letter to the state-run hospital, the police had attached a copy of the panchnama from the crime scene, post-mortem report from Cooper Hospital, detailed photographs taken by the police on the night of October 22, and imaging of the blood found on the crime scene.

Post-mortem had revealed sharp and deep injuries on Bidushi's neck prompting police to look at a likely murder angle.

A week into the probe, the police suspected that Dash, who had 13 injuries on one side of her face, could have collapsed due to diabetes-related complications. The injuries, noted as unusual for murder, were suspected to have been caused by glass shards after she fell on a glass showcase. An independent doctor's report had hinted at a 'hyper' attack leading to seizure.

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