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Riwan's suicide letter retrieved

india Updated: Dec 10, 2007 00:30 IST
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The CBI has retrieved possibly the last suicide note from the computer recovered from the kin of Rizwanur Rehman, who died in Kolkata under mysterious conditions, after her influential business family took his wife back.

CBI secured this data from the computer, which was, recovered from the house of Rehman's maternal aunt, who after his death on September 21 had deleted the letter, the CBI sources said.

They said the letter was retrieved at the forensic laboratory in which Rehman had stated the condition of his mind and non-cooperation from the Todi family in allowing him to meet his wife, priyanka, and daughter of influential businessman Ashok Todi, a prime accused in the case.

With this letter, the CBI has started finalising its status report along with the charge sheet and was likely to book one of the kins of Priyanka and two police officials for allegedly abetment to suicide.

According to the CBI probe,"close" relatives of Priyanka, with whom the victim had tied a nuptial knot, had allegedly used pressure tactics to drive Rehman to such a stage where he took the extreme step of committing suicide.

In October this year, the CBI had registered a case against Todi, and others under section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code.

The CBI checked the call records and examined all the family members of the victim as well as Priyanka, including Todi, during its month-long investigations.

Besides the friends of the deceased, the police officials who allegedly had "pressurised" Rehman and Priyanka to separate were also examined.

The CBI sources said the agency may press abetment of suicide against at least two police officers and may recommend Regular Departmental Action (RDA) against some security men for alleged intimidation at the behest of girl's influential family.

The CBI has subjected Priyanka's uncle Pradeep Todi, an activist of an NGO, Papu and a relative of Rehman under the lie detector test to ascertain whether the allegation that Todi's family paid Rs 11 lakh as separation fee was correct.

The CBI said while there was no direct evidence but circumstantial evidences pointed out that the money had been paid at a hotel in Kolkata -- which was also shared by a kin of the deceased computer graphics teacher.

The Calcutta High Court had directed the CBI to go into the circumstances of the unnatural death of the youth whose body was found on the rail tracks near Dum Dum on September 21.

Rehman's death, following his marriage to Priyanka on August 18, had sparked a national outcry.