Son promises to nail killer

Donatin, the 14-year-old son of Isabelle Dessoy, the Belgian woman murdered allegedly by her driver, wants justice, reports Tushar Srivastava.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 04:16 IST

He has gone through the trauma of taking his mother’s blood-soaked body to the hospital and informing police about her murder. Now, Donatin, the 14-year-old son of Isabelle Dessoy, the Belgian woman murdered allegedly by her driver, wants justice.

Donatin flew back to Belgium on Monday with his mother's body but has promised to return to Delhi and help investigators nail Vijay Pal Choudhary, Dessoy's driver.

Donatin, a class IX student in a French school on Shahjahan Road, police said, was “furious” when they spoke to him after the incident. “He kept on saying: ‘How dare he (Choudhary) touch my mother? I will make sure he is convicted’,” a senior police officer said.

Dessoy was the personal secretary to the Belgian ambassador to India. Choudhary allegedly stabbed her to death at her Vasant Vihar residence on Saturday night. He was arrested on Sunday.

“The Belgian embassy has assured us that it would extend all help in prosecution of the accused," said Ravindra Yadav, DCP (southwest). Police has also been assured that Donatin would be available to depose before the court.

Donatin last saw his mother while he was leaving for a friend’s place on Saturday. Both his mother and Choudhary, he has told police, were inebriated then.

In the afternoon, Pal and Dessoy, the police said, had consumed beer after which they went for a swim. On returning home, they drank wine for over two hours.

This was the reason, the police said, Choudhary could not drive the car properly while they were going for dinner to Greater Kailash and ended up angering Dessoy.

Choudhary, police said, broke down during interrogation and said he did not realise what he had done. He told the police that he was so drunk that he did not even know how many times had he stabbed Dessoy. "He remembers stabbing her thrice but after that, he said he got so “wild and mad” after that that he did not know what he was doing. It was only when she fell on the floor that he realised what had happened," an officer said.

"We have got enough evidence to convict him," Yadav said. Counsel for the accused, K.K. Mannan, however, said, "There was no affair between the two. Police has cooked up the case. There is no motive behind the murder."

First Published: Sep 27, 2006 04:16 IST