“The autopsy report has not ascertained the cause of her death and doctors at Aundh Chest Hospital have preserved the viscera. It will be sent for further chemical analysis. We are considering all possible angles while investigating the case,” Police Inspector Subhash Nikam of Chatuhshrungi police station said.
It was Puja’s elder brother Vicky who discovered her body at the vacant plot, just 200 metres away from their residence in defence quarters near Pashan-Sutarvadi.
Their father Vilas is an ex-serviceman. Police officials are now scrutinising call detail records of Puja’s cellphone, which they recovered from her pocket.
Vilas had registered a missing person’s complaint on Saturday night at 11.45 after Puja failed to return home following her Maths tuition class in the evening.
According to family members, Puja used to attend Maths class between 6 pm to 8pm every day in Gol Market, but got worried when she failed to return home at the lecture.
“We looked around for her till late in the night, but couldn’t trace her. We then registered a missing person’s complaint at Pashan police chowky, which is near to our residence,” Vicky said.