Indore : Unable to reach any conclusion in the tragic death of 11-year-old Mishthi Yadav, the police are now banking on finger prints and ballistic reports to solve the case.

Even after three days of the incident, the police failed to record statements of the family members of the victim, who was killed with a gunshot inside his father’s office in Banganga area, on Wednesday night. SP (East) OP Tripathi claimed that since the deceased family is yet to recover from the tragedy, the police could not record statement of the family members. Besides, the area police station in-charge Vinod Dixit is also unwell for last two days which further delayed the investigation, he added. However, the police are awaiting the reports of finger prints on the weapon to ascertain whether Mishthi was holding the pistol and the ballistic reports of the weapon, Tripathi added. The detailed post-mortem report is also awaited which could throw light on some new facts in the case. Mishthi was killed when a country-made pistol went off and the bullet pierced her chest above left ventricle. During initial observation, no blisters or burns were found on the body and gunshot residue was not found at the hands of the deceased girl, it was strongly suspected that the shot was not fired by Mishthi from a point blank range but there was a distance of 3 feet.

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