Bidushi Dash murder: Needle of suspicion points to husband Kedar Barde
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D N Nagar police officers probing the murder of Bidushi Dash, former Miss Chennai and actress who was found dead in her Andheri (West) apartment on Monday night, are now looking at her husband Kedar Barde as the prime suspect.
The police have taken samples from Kedar's nails and sent them for forensic analysis, sources said. However, it is not yet clear whether the scratch marks on her neck and face were from someone's nails or the glass shards found around her body.
The police are also ascertaining the time when Kedar reached his office and logged in at his workstation. "We have asked the company Kedar was working for to provide us the time he swiped his I-card," said a police officer.
Kedar had told the police that he left home for work at 8 am on Monday and called Bidushi an hour later but she did not answer her phone. Police said Kedar made only three calls the entire day and did not bother to alert the couple's landlord to check on her. While Bidushi and Kedar lived on the ground floor of Manish Garden building, their landlord stayed on the floor above.
Police said Kedar had not asked neighbours to check on his wife when she did not answer his calls despite knowing that she was diabetic and had psychological problems.
Officers said at 10 am on Monday, Kedar called up his father to tell him that Bidushi was not answering her phone. At 7 pm, he called Bidushi's father Shantanu Dash to wish him. Kedar told him that Bidushi was not answering her phone and she had an audition for a kids' show.
"Bidushi's father told us that in the past three years, Kedar never called him up. Kedar would only speak to him for a minute when he called up his daughter," said the officer.
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