Bhopal: Masood Sultan, father of slain RTI activist Shehla, said on Sunday that things have not moved even an
inch since her murder took place on August 16.
Masood said that the work of CBI which is investigating
the case was hampered by the fact that it had been unable to
find an eyewitness to the murder and that nothing much could
be done till an eyewitness was found.
Masood who is a retired government
employee said that ever since his daughter was murdered, the
life of his family members had virtually turned into hell.
He was visibly angry with the police and the local media
for the `baseless stories about Shehla`s murder` that were
He argued that the police might have said anything but
the media did not cross-check either with him or his family
members. He was upset with stories that appeared saying
Shehla had either committed suicide or she had been killed by
her family members.
Asked if Shehla had got married, he said that he did not
have any information on this but if newspapers chose to say
that she had entered wedlock, he could do nothing about it.
Masood said that the nature of statements made by the
police after Shehla`s murder indicated that they were aware
that this (murder)was going to take place.
When asked as to who could be behind her murder, Masood
said that the killing could be the result of a nexus of
various kinds of people having vested interest.
RTI activist Shehla was found shot dead inside her car
on August 16 in Bhopal by unidentified persons. While the
local police initially conducted investigations into the
murder, the case was later handed over to CBI.