Nirupama Pathak`s mother denied bail

Delhi journalist Nirupama Pathak was found dead in her home on April 29.

Updated: Jun 26, 2010, 12:40 PM IST

Ranchi: A Jharkhand court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Sudha Pathak, the mother of Delhi journalist Nirupama Pathak, who was found dead in her home on April 29.

Additional District Judge Nitynanad Singh in Koderma town rejected the appeal for bail, her lawyer Arun Mishra said over telephone, adding he would move the high court.

"She has been implicated in her daughter`s death," Mishra said.

Sudha was arrested on May 03 on charges of killing Nirupama. The family insists that Nirupama, who was pregnant at the time, committed suicide.

But her boyfriend Priyabhanshu Ranjan alleged that she was killed by her family members who were against their relationship.

The anomalies in the autopsy report of Nirupama have confused the investigators.

According to police, the team that did the autopsy did not mention the time of her death. Her viscera and foetus she carried were not preserved. Also, the report did not mention the injury marks on Nirupama`s body.

IANS