Industrialist's death: Docs collect medicine samples, autopsy report likely toda

A panel of doctors and a police team visited Indore-based woman industrialist Akanksha Rathi’s father house at Sansad Vihar Apartment in Dwarka of south-east Delhi on Thursday where she was found dead, police said.

They said the cause behind her death will be known by Friday. After doctors failed to come to any conclusion during the post-moterm at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, they wanted to visit her home to verify the medicines she used to take. Four doctors from DDU Hospital visited the house around 11 am and took samples of medicines. They said the post-mortem report will be ready by Friday.

Akanksha Rathi, 32, an ex-director of Rathi Iron and Steel, was found dead at her parents’ home in Dwarka on October 23 with a dupatta wrapped around her neck.

Prima facie, police said she might have taken an overdose of sleeping pills. Akanksha’s father and a domestic help found her unconscious in her room and rushed her to Rockland Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

Akanksha’s father told police that she was under depression after her husband Anirudh Rathi’s death in September in Indore due to heart attack. After his death, she first tried to stay at her in-laws house in Malviya Nagar but finding it difficult, she moved to Dwarka.

Akanksha went to Indore and lodged a complaint of dowry harassment against her in-laws and three other family members with Mahila Thana on October 16.

The probe into the dowry case was dropped after she died. Meanwhile, police said they too are waiting for the autopsy report.

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