Perumbavur: The police investigation to nab the accused behind the gruesome murder of Jisha almost reached a dead end as a top police officer confessed that they were exploring many options, including the role of a migrant labourer.
The police are hoping for a report from the Forensic Science Laboratory in Thiruvananthapuram where the finger print and viscera samples have been sent for detailed forensic examination.
The police team on Wednesday rejected the allegations of the post-mortem being conducted by a PG student of Alappuzha Medical College as the police claimed that it was done by a medical team supervised by an associate professor of the college.
The police also erred in not informing the district collector on the death of a dalit. They claimed that such a report could be filed only after the accused was nabbed.
In another major lapse, the cops had turned down a complaint filed by the mother of the victim as frivolous. Kuruppumppady police said that though the mother had lodged two complaints against neighbours, they were for verbal abuses and that there was no indication of threats to life. No case was filed since the complaints were found baseless during initial investigations.