The Banjara Hills police in Hyderabad refuted allegations by beautician Sirisha's family on Wednesday, and said that the official version of events in the double suicide case, remains unchanged.
Sirisha had committed suicide in Hyderabad two weeks ago, while SI Prabhakar Reddy from the Kuknoorpally police station in Telangana, shot himself with his service revolver, later that same day.
The police had said that Sirisha had visited Prabhakar at the police quarters along with two chief accused Rajeev Kumar and Sravan, where the police officer allegedly tried to sexually assault her, which ultimately led to her suicide.
However, the family alleged that location details that Sirisha sent to her husband via WhatsApp, indicated that she was at Hidden Castle resort, which is a few km away from the Kuknoorpally police quarters.
They also claimed that the assault on Sirisha took place at the resort.
However, a team from the Banjara Hills police station travelled to the police quarters along with Rajeev and Sravan on Wednesday, in a bid to recreate the crime scene.
â€œWhen we shared the location details from the Kuknoorpally police quarters, the coordinates matched with the ones shared by Sirisha with her husband. The location coordinates of the Hidden Castle resort were different,â€œ an investigating official told the Times of India.
Meanwhile, in a separate development, the Kukunoorpally police has booked a case against Gajwel ACP Giridhar in connection with Prabhakar's suicide.
While police maintained their version of events, Prabhakar's family had alleged that he was under pressure from his seniors, which is what led him to take the extreme step.
The family had named the ACP, following which a case was registered under Section 306 (Abetment of suicide) of the IPC.
According to the police, Sirisha had come in contact with Rajeev around four years ago, and the duo were suspected to be having a physical relationship.
Meanwhile, Rajeev came in touch with another woman Tejaswini, who wanted to marry the former, but learnt about Sirisha, and picked up a fight in May.
The police had called all three of them to the Banjara Hills Police Station for counselling. They promised to settle the issue amicably.
However, as Tejaswini continued to threaten Sirisha, she sought Sravan's help, who offered to mediate and resolve the issue with the help of his friend Prabhakar Reddy, police said.
They reached Prabhakar's quarters in Kuknoorpally on the night of June 12, where they consumed liquor, and the SI allegedly tried to make sexual advances at Sirisha.
As Sirisha screamed, Rajeev slapped her. Rajeev and Sravan then brought her back to Hyderabad. She tried to jump out of the running car but Rajeev stopped her from doing so and thrashed her again.
They reached the photo studio in Sheikhpet in the early hours of June 13, where Sirisha went upstairs and hung herself.
The police suspect that the SI took the extreme step fearing police investigation and action against him.