MP: Engineer records statement in suicide case at Betul court

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2015 18:55 IST

The Amrawati engineer, who had killed his wife and two daughters, presumably under a suicide pact near Multai town in Betul district, recorded his statement before a magistrate in Betul civil court on Wednesday.

So, whatever the engineer has now said will be legally admissible and he will not be able to backtrack on his words during trial of the case.

Sources said the engineer maintained that he had undergone a test at a private pathology in Chhatarpur town for confirmation of HIV positive seven months ago after ulcers in his mouth were not subsiding despite treatment.

The pathologist in his report confirmed HIV positive and when his wife also developed ulcers, he was sure that she too was HIV positive.

They then decided to commit suicide after killing their two daughters who they thought must also have contracted the deadly virus.

However, the family members of his wife continue to be sceptic about his statement.

Talking to HT, the brother of the engineer’s wife Ajay Dhanke, said, "I've got CCTV footage from a toll tax joint near Amrawati. The footage shows my sister and her entire family including her engineer husband in their car at about 4 pm on March 2. The incident, in which my sister and her two daughters were mercilessly killed, took place on March 3."

Dhanke further said, "This man should be asked what he had been doing for one-and- a half day before reaching Multai which is only 4 hours run from Amrawati by road. I reiterate my demand for a narco test on him. It's not so simple as he wants us to believe; there is a deep conspiracy behind killing of my sister and her children."

Meanwhile, the police said they were verifying certain 'facts' stated by the engineer before the police.

"We are verifying certain ‘facts’ stated by the engineer of things which preceded the incident and in a day or two, the computer seized from the pathology lab in Chhatarpur would be sent for forensic examination," said deputy inspector general of police (Hoshangabad range) RS Prajapati.

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