A letter from Priyanka Todi reached Rizwanur Rahman’s family on Monday, expressing shock over his death.
Addressed to Rizwanur’s mother Kishwar Jahan, brother Rukbanur and his son Mina, Priyanka’s advocate Victor Moses & Co. said: “Our client, like you, is devastated by the reason of the unfortunate death of her husband Rizwanur Rahaman. She is in grief and has not recovered from the shock as yet."
It says Priyanka had decided to stay with her parents. "...She had decided not to go back to her matrimonial house, but to stay with her parents”.
The letter also mentioned her personal belongings and photographs in their house. “You are aware that while she was at her husband’s residence, she had taken along several articles, which were kept in the iron almirah in the room.”
Asking these be returned, the letter said that on November 3, Priyanka was surprised to find some of those photographs were being telecast by a news channel.
“Our client would, therefore, request you not to publish any of her personal belongings, photographs, cards, letters, diaries in public.... You are also requested to kindly hand over her articles,” said the advocate’s letter signed by DN Mitra.
The Rahmans’ advocate Kalyan Banerjee admitted that Rukbanur had received the letter on Monday. “We received the letter only on Monday. We are discussing the matter with our advocate,” Rukbanur said.
Former top cop grilled
Kolkata’s former police commissioner Prasun Mukherjee was questioned on Tuesday for the first time by the CBI in connection with the Rizwanur Rahman case.
Mukherjee, who was removed from his post on October 17 along with four police officers, had allegedly asked Rizwanur to part with Priyanka.
He was questioned by DIG, CBI, Satish Golcha, and SP, CBI, Zaki Mohammed, for an hour in his south Kolkata office. “We have interrogated Prasun Mukherjee, but in the interest of the investigation, we cannot say anything right now,” said Golcha.
Mukherjee declined comment. “I am not in a position to say anything,” he said.