The police has also taken blood samples of 12 youngsters who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
MUMBAI: A week after the 20-year-old son of an Economic Offences Wing (EOW) official was found dead near a lake at Royal Palms in Aarey colony, Goregaon (east), the police has virtually no leads in the murder and no arrests were made.
The police had been suspecting that the death of the youth, Atharva Shinde, could be linked to a brawl that had broken out in the bungalow among youths who had assembled there for a party. But police sources found, based on the statements of the party’s two dozen participants, that Atharva was not a part of any such fight and was seen leaving bungalow in an allegedly inebriated state.
The police is now awaiting Atharva’s autopsy report which would shed more light on the murder, and give reasons for the abrasions found on his body. Till now, the police has questioned over 24 youngsters who attended the party and 30 locals who might have seen something suspicious and can narrate what really happened near the lake, where Atharva’s body was found on Wednesday morning. The police has also taken blood samples of 12 youngsters who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs.