'MP police shielding suspects in Preeti Raghuvanshi's suicide case, no FIR against suspects after 26 days'
BHOPAL: Questioning the role of police in the case of Preeti Raghuvanshi's suicide, the Congress has made a sharp attack against the police and has said that police officials in the state seem to be working as BJP workers.
The party has said that 26 days have passed since she ended her life but no FIR has been registered against the suspects even now, and it appears that they are shielding the accused.
Party chief spokesperson KK Mishra said that an officer appears to be acting like minister's OSD, instead of conducting fair probe. The opposition has said that the Director General of Police (DGP) must tell reasons as to why the case has not been registered.
WHY PREETI RAGHUVANSHI COMMITTED SUICIDE?
Preeti was the wife of Girijesh Singh, the son of Madhya Pradesh minister, Rampal Singh. However, the minister had refused to accept her as his daughter-in-law.
She had committed suicide in Udaipura in Raisen. She had ended her life after she came to know that the minister was planning to get her husband marry again.
Heartbroken that her father-in-law was all set to go in for engagement ceremony of his son, she consumed poison. Later, she died. Even after death, the minister had refused to acknowledge the existence of his daughter-in-law.
The marriage was soleminised in an Arya Samaj temple. After mounting public pressure, the minister accepted that she was his daughter-in-law. But the police didn't act readily and even took days before registering statements of the suspects.
KK Mishra alleged that the deceased's brother, Deepak, had disappeared and later the victim's family approached authorities but the police refused to register FIR or even take an application on plain paper.
Congress has said that the role of Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) who is overseeing the progress in the case is suspicious. It has asked the DGP to ensure fair probe.