Police in the district on Tuesday recommended a CID probe into the disappearance of Nobha Chakarvarthy under mysterious circumstances nearly two months ago, admitting their inability to crack the case.
The 13-year-old resident of the Jawaharlal Road area in the town is missing since September 19. Her parents lodged an FIR the same day, claiming that she was kidnapped.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar, who has been heading the probe into the case, said: “We have recommended a CID investigation. Forensic experts from Patna are also involved in the investigation.”
Another officer said the police in the district were not as equipped as the CID to investigate such a case that requires forensic examination and, if necessary, DNA test.
The recent recovery of a decomposed body from a drain on Jawaharlal Road near Nobha’s house triggered speculation that it could have been of the teenaged girl. The decomposed body has been sent to Hyderabad for necessary examination.
“We are yet to get any information from the forensic team on the body’s gender and age. Nobha’s parents and relatives, however, claimed that it was not the body of the girl,” SSP Kumar said.
If the body turns out to be that of a girl, then there will be a DNA test. “However, her father, Atul Chakarvarthy, and mother, Maitri, are against any DNA test,” the officer added.
Maitri had accused Ranjit Thakur and Manish Thakur, whom she described as land mafia, of masterminded the kidnap.
The police have deployed a section of armed forces at Nobha’s house.