Ms Seth has also accused her husband, PV Venkat Raman, of domestic violence in a case filed in August last year. Mr Raman has denied the charges.
Suchana Seth – the Bengaluru CEO accused of killing her four-year-old son amid a custody dispute with her husband – will undergo a routine medical examination later today, sources said Thursday morning.
Ms Seth, 39, will also be given a psychological examination, police sources said, as authorities try to unravel the sequence of events between the time she and her son checked into a north Goa service apartment – on January 6 – and her arrest at a Karnataka police station over 48 hours later, with the child’s body stuffed in a bag.
Late Wednesday police sources said Ms Seth shows “no remorse” – either over her son’s death or any role she may have played in it.
In fact, sources said Ms Seth, in police custody till next week, has been “non-cooperative” and denied any link to her son’s death.
She has, so far, also failed to explain why she attempted suicide – there were slash marks on her wrist. The police believe Ms Seth tried to kill herself after the “premeditated” murder – a theory based on recovery of two empty bottles of cough syrup from the service apartment.
During interrogation Ms Seth said she had no idea how her son died, insisting he was alive when she went for a nap and dead when she woke. However, a senior police officer dismissed the explanation, telling news agency PTI, “We don’t buy her theory.”
Ms Seth has, though, confessed to an estranged relationship with her husband, PV Venkat Raman, who was in Indonesia during the time of the child’s death. Ms Seth and Mr Raman are understood to be in the final stages of an acrimonious divorce, and police believe a court order granting him weekly visitation rights may have upset her enough to kill the child.
Ms Seth has also accused Mr Raman of domestic violence in a separate case filed in August last year, after which he was served a restraining order forbidding contact with her.
Mr Raman has denied the domestic abuse charges, which include claims he physically assaulted both Ms Seth and their son, whose name has been withheld as a mark of respect.