Sankalp Anand suicide case: Mathura police to visit Delhi

A unit of Mathura crime branch will travel to Delhi for probing the suicide of Sankalp Anand, son of poet and film lyricist Santosh Anand, and his wife after they allegedly jumped in front of a speeding train here, police said on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 17, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Mathura: A unit of Mathura crime branch will travel to Delhi for probing the suicide of Sankalp Anand, son of poet and film lyricist Santosh Anand, and his wife after they allegedly jumped in front of a speeding train here, police said on Saturday.

A crime branch unit of Mathura police will visit Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science in Delhi, where the deceased worked as a lecturer and search his cabin, Police Superintendent, Mathura, Crime Branch Ashok Kumar Rai said.

Sankalp's room that has been sealed since October last year will be thoroughly searched for any vital information, he said, adding that suggestion to open the room came from the institute director Rina Mitra.

Mitra has expressed concern over stalling of work due to the closed room and requested the city police to thoroughly search the place and give them the permission to resume work, Rai said.

We had recently questioned Mitra in the case, police said, adding that few more questions need to be answered by the institute's director.

Though there have been reports of shifting the investigation of the case from Mathura police to other competent authorities, no official announcements have been made, Rai said.

An FIR was filed against IPS officer Kamlendra Prasad, former director of the institute, DG Kamlendra Prasad and IG Sandip Mittal including 37 others in the case.

Sankalp Anand (38) along with his wife Naresh Nandini (34) and daughter Ridhima (five) had jumped in front of a train in Mathura on October 15 last year. While the husband-wife duo died on the spot, the daughter survived.