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My life has come to a standstill: Priyanka

india Updated: Dec 08, 2007 17:49 IST
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Priyanka Todi, widow of graphics designer Rizwanur Rahman who died under mysterious circumstances on Sept 21, has finally broken her silence, saying her life has come to a standstill after her husband's death.

"I don't know what I should do. I just can't think of anything else," Priyanka Todi said in an interview with a leading vernacular newspaper.

"We had a great understanding and Rizwanur loved me a lot. He also understood my predicament. The only mistake we made was to involve Rukbanur, Rizwanur's brother, and Pappu, who runs an NGO. If they had not been involved, things would not have come to such a pass," she said.

The body of Rizwanur, 30, was found on Sept 21 with his head smashed near a railway track barely a month after his marriage to Priyanka Todi, daughter of industrialist Ashok Todi, owner of multi-million rupees Lux Cozi hosiery group.

It is rumoured Ashok Todi, Priyanka's father, had paid Rs.1.1 million to Syed Mohiuddin, better known as Pappu, to separate 30-year-old graphic designer Rizwanur and Priyanka.

Pappu, who runs PEACE, an NGO, was a close family friend of Rizwanur. He was allegedly instrumental in sending Priyanka home.

According to sources, Ashok Todi reportedly confessed to the Central Bureau of Investigation about the role of Pappu in the case. The deal was struck after Pappu assured them that Priyanka would come back to her father's place.

"Pappu was a family friend of Rizwanur. Actually, Rukbanur used to supply computer hardware products to his organisation. Rizwanur went to Pappu asking for help and he also assured us with all possible support on condition that his name should never be revealed," Priyanka said.

Speaking about her husband, Priyanka said Rizwanur was a quiet person and very soft too. "Basically he was an artist," she said.

"How can I return to my in-laws house after what has happened? My in-laws' had made a lot of statements before the media and levelled several charges against my father and my family. They didn't even call me up, enquiring about my well being," she said.

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