Family of actress demands probe into her death



Kishtwar: Demanding a magisterial probe into the alleged suicide of actress Suman Rathore, the family of the deceased and villagers today held a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office at Kishtwar, 230 km from Jammu, in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are demanding a magisterial probe into the matter. We express resentment over the bias investigation of local police," father of the deceased Lakhmi Chand Rathore said.

Villagers sat on dharna in front of the DC's office and protested against the police. They also blocked vehicular traffic for more than four hours.

22-year-old Suman Rathore, who acted in Bollywood film 'Ziyarat', had allegedly committed suicide on the intervening night of March 15 and 16.

Police had also arrested three persons, including her husband, in this connection. Two of them were yesterday given bailed by a local court.

The protesters were pacified by the Deputy Commissioner who assured them that a magisterial probe would be done in the case.

PTI