Koderma: The death of Delhi-based
journalist Nirupama Pathak on April 29 last year was a case of
suicide and was allegedly abetted by three of her family
members and boyfriend, the police said in its probe report
submitted to a local court on Tuesday.
Koderma Superintendent of Police G Kranti Kumar told
newsmen today that the investigation report was submitted to
the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ajit Kumar yesterday.
Kumar said the probe report suggested issue of arrest
warrants against Nirupama`s father Dharmendra Prathak, mother
Sudha, brother Samarendra and boyfriend Priyansu Ranjan under
section 306 (abetting the commission of suicide).
He said investigation conducted at a forensic laboratory
in Kolkata found that the suicide note was signed by Nirupama
whose body was found at her native place at Chitra Gupta Nagar
Colony at Jhumri Telaiya in Koderma on April 29 last year.
Nirupama`s mother Sudha Pathak was arrested soon after
the incident as the boyfriend accused the family of killing
their daughter after allegedly opposing their marriage.
The SP said that initially a case of murder was filed and
Sudha was arrested but the forensic investigation in Kolkata
and analysis of the suicide note by a handwriting expert, also
in Kolkata, established that the note had been signed by
Nirupama`s father was posted in Gonda District of Uttar
Pradesh as branch manager of a nationalized bank and her
brother was employed with the Income Tax department in Mumbai.
Sudha remained in judicial custody for three months
before being granted bail as the police failed to file a
chargesheet with the stipulated 90 days.