Investigative officers who accessed CCTV footages from Lal Bagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru for clues leading to the sensational Konni incident were disappointed after they failed to find anything out of place.
According to police sources, the three girls were spotted alone in the footage recorded by cameras installed near the entry gate and inside the garden. The trio had visited the garden twice.
The officers will also collect CCTV footage from Bengaluru City Railway Station, from where the girls are said to have boarded the fateful train to Kerala.
An auto-driver in Bengaluru, who recognised the girls who had hired his auto to visit Lal Bagh, told police that there wasn't anyone else with them.
Meanwhile, the health condition of Arya K Suresh, the lone survivor who is undergoing treatment at Thrissur Medical College Hospital, further deteriorated on Saturday, July 18. Doctors have decided not to take her off of the ventilator since she has been diagnosed with pneumonia, hospital sources informed.
The new development has troubled the investigative officers, who were waiting to collect crucial statements from Arya. Two of her friends, Athira R Nair (17) and S Raji (16), were found dead on July 13 near a railway track in Malankara-Lakkidi area in Palakkad, Kerala.