Udaipur : Despite the accused having surrendered and confessed his crime, things seem yet not completely clear to the authorities investigating the much hyped Ruchita Gupta murder case in Udaipur. Divya Kothari, the 22-year old accused who brutally killed the young lawyer inside her flat in an apartment on December 1, was produced at the magistrate’s residence on Sunday. On the cops demand for further extending his remand period, the court gave him to police custody until December 13. Divya had surrendered at a police station on December 3 and had since being regularly interrogated by the cops at Ambamata and Sukher police stations.
“ We require some more time for intensive investigation on some specific points. We have recovered the major evidences including murder weapon, blood soaked clothes and Ruchita’s blood stains inside Divya’s flat. However, to ensure that due to lack of eye witnesses, culprit gets no space to escape during the trial, we are doing everything possible to make the case strong” Mangilal Punwar, the investigating officer and SHO Sukher police station said. The cops took Divya to all the places he told he had gone after killing Ruchita. Police cross verified with all those people whom Divya had met in the 24 hours after the murder. The authorities who had earlier claimed Divya to be a psychic patient, are now convinced that he is absolutely normal. “ We find no reason to get examined his mental condition as he is behaving perfectly like an adult, he remembers everything clearly unlike the claims he made earlier of forgetting things” Mangilal said.
A cold blooded murder
The accused confessed he had felt strong affection for Ruchita aunty for 3 years. She was his neighbor and mom’s good friend. He approached her for physical intimacy, tore her clothes but when the woman vehemently opposed his moves, he hit her head, smashed her face against room wall several times and stabbed her. Ruchita’s jaw had broken and eyes bulged out after the severe assault. When the police had first arrived at the crime scene, Divya had stood innocently among the crowd. However, when he felt he would be caught, he left his home later afternoon the same day leaving a suicide note behind in which he wrote that he had no role in Ruchita aunty’s murder. Police’s efforts failed to trace him on December 1 but the next morning, Divya surrendered.
Hubby breaks down to see kids
Meanwhile, Ruchita’s parents have softened their approach towards her husband KrishnaVallabh Gupta, against whom they had leveled charges of killing their daughter. Convinced with the evidences that indicated Gupta’s innocence in the act, Ruchita’s family members who arrived Udaipur from Ajmer on Saturday, allowed Gupta to meet his kids Arushi and Arnav who were elated to see their dad. Gupta hugged them tightly and broke into tears. He spend a major time with them on Sunday. A joint condolence meet by both the families was held at their apartment premises on Sunday afternoon wherein a large crowd of common people apart from relatives and friends had gathered to extend their sympathies towards the aggrieved family. Ruchita’s father Dullichand and brother Vivek reportedly told the apartment members that the kids would stay with them in Ajmer for some days and later they would decide on their future. KB Gupta is unemployed presently and is a final year student of law at the Sukhadia University. However, the police claimed the couple were well off and had ample bank balance.