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They killed my husband. Help!

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 00:13 IST
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A STAFF nurse of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital was running from pillar to post to get a case of murder registered in the mysterious death of her husband on April 22, 2005 at the latter’s Gomti Nagar residence.

Complainant Shashi Chakravorty alleged the hand of her husband Devesh’s family members in his death. She also charged the local police with not probing into the mysterious death and registering a case of murder.

Shashi opened her box of woes to media persons on Wednesday and showed the complaints she had submitted to the station officer (SO), the SSP, the DGP and the Chief Minister. Shashi alleged that local police always shooed her away whenever she went requesting to initiate probe into the matter. She also alleged that her husband’s sister Sapna Lahiri, the latter’s husband Samir and Devesh’s brother Dilip were issuing her life threats. The named persons were forcing her to stop pursuing the matter and withdraw the complaints against them.

Narrating the sequence of events, Shashi said she married Devesh after divorcing KP Singh and started living with him at 5/785, Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar. Since theirs was an inter-caste marriage, the family members, especially Devesh’s brother Dilip, harassed them. Dilip and other siblings had even divided the ancestral property among themselves betraying Devesh.

Meanwhile, Shashi alleged, Sapna, her husband Samir, Dilip and KP Singh hatched a conspiracy and administered poison to Devesh while he was alone in their Gomti Nagar house on April 22, 2005. Shashi returned from the hospital to find her husband lying dead on the floor.

Their infant daughter was with Sapna.

Shashi alleged that Devesh had gone to visit Sapna in the morning and had died soon after returning from his sister’s place.

The Gomti Nagar police were informed and Shashi suspected role of Devesh’s family members behind the death. But, the cops did not probe into the matter and sent the body for post-mortem. The report did not establish the cause of death and hence viscera preserved for further examination.

Shashi further alleged that the police did not make any effort to look into the viscera report and she had to seek intervention of court for the same. The viscera report, however, stated that no chemical poison was administered to the person.

Shashi had doubts if the report was related at all to viscera extracted from her husband’s body.

Shashi demanded examination of viscera be conducted by forensic labs in Chandigarh and Agra and to ensure that the viscera was that of Devesh’s body it should be sent for DNA test.

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