Supriya suicide case: Crime branch records statement of victim’s family

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2014 22:41 IST

After transfer of investigation of the Supriya suicide case to the crime branch, officers from Chandigarh led by deputy inspector general (DIG), investigation and cyber crime, visited Ludhiana on Tuesday and recorded the statement of the family of the victim.

The investigating team talked to the family for two and a half hours.

Dr Balwinder Singh, father of Supriya, said he gave the same statement to the investigating team that he had given to the special investigating team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana police.

He alleged that the Ludhiana police were not fair in their inquiry. The police had earlier filed the proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. Later, after the intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, the police had registered a case of abetment to suicide against unidentified people.

The police later booked Dr Puneet Pooni and Dr Deepak Bhatt, but did not arrest them. Dr Balwinder Singh, district health officer at Jalandhar, alleged that instead of arresting the accused the police had been sheltering them. He also raised the matter of torn-off pages from the diary of his daughter. He alleged that the Ludhiana police had overlooked it and did not try to recover the pages.

The National Commission for Schedule Castes on November 3 had directed the crime branch, Chandigarh, to investigate the case. Earlier, the SIT formed by Ludhiana police was investigating the matter.
Dr Supriya had hanged herself in her hostel room at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here on September 29.

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