Dehradun: Uttarakhand Police are still
groping in the dark in the case of suicide by three sisters
along with their six children, even though the DGP claimed
that investigations are on track and ruled out handing over
the probe to other agencies of the state police.
"We are confident that our police will investigate the
matter promptly," DGP J S Pande said today.
Pandey`s comments came after police failed to make any
headway in the mass suicide case in which three sisters along
with their six children allegedly plunged into a canal near
here on Tuesday reportedly due to extreme depression after
the death of their elder sister.
On Wednesday, one of the deceased sister Ravita`s husband
Manoj was also found hanging from a tree.
Meanwhile, the deceased sisters` mother Kailasho Devi,
who was found in an unconscious state on the bank of the
canal, had been giving contradictory statements.
Earlier, Devi, who has been booked in connection with the
case, had blamed her son-in-law Shokendra for instigating the
family to take the extreme step, but now she is citing heavy
debt as the reason for the mass suicide.
Uttarakhand Police had yesterday registered a case of
murder, abatement to suicide and concealing evidences against
unknown persons, claiming that it is for sure that the six
children were murdered, the women were abated to commit
suicide and facts are being concealed.
A case has also been registered against the deceased`s
another sister Rita.