STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 11 November
Son of Rakhi – the deceased domestic help who was found murdered at BSP MP flat recently – refused to come to the Capital citing fear for his life.
Shahjan Ali refusal to take his mother’s body has put the Delhi Police in a quandary situation with regard to her last rites.
The deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), Mr SBS Tyagi, said that the investigating sleuths are consulting their top brass officers whether the body should be sent to Rakhi’s native place, 24 North Pargana, West Bengal or to perform its last rite here only. The answer is awaited.
Ali had come in the Capital on 5 November after hearing the news of his mother’s death at Dhananjay Singh’s official residence in South Avenue, but managed to flee to his native place without informing the concerned police personnel in Chanakyapuri police station where the case is being investigated. Ali was traced at his house by the Delhi Police team on 9 November but the former seemed reluctant to come to the Capital.
BSP MP, Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh were charged with the murder of Rakhi. Meanwhile, the couple was on Monday remanded to four-day judicial custody by a city court on the plea of the Delhi Police. They were arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the murder. Besides, they have also been booked for meting out harsh and inhuman punishment to their two other domestic helps ~ one woman and another juvenile.
However, police said that they are yet to receive the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) containing all the CCTV footages of MP’s flat. Further investigations are underway.
On the other hand, the postmortem report of Rakhi’s body is yet to receive by the police as it missed the deadline set for Monday. A senior police officer, citing initial report of autopsy, said that there were 32 injuries at Rakhi’s body including some old and new. She died due to the injuries caused by Jagriti’s violent streak.
On the other hand, sources said that sleuths have recovered the CCTV recording of two days of MP’s flat in which Jagriti was seen beating the trio domestic help with a stick.
"The trio helps are looking unprovoked while being mercilessly thrashed by Jagriti which indicates that they had become habitual and familiar with Jagriti’s violence," said the source.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police traced the house of Meena in 24 North Pargana, West Bengal, where she used to live with her five children before being employed at the MP’s flat one year ago. Meena’s 18-year-old son, Rajan Sardar has reportedly agreed to come to the Capital to meet his mother who is admitted at Dr RML hospital and is recuperating to her injuries. Sardar is expected to reach Delhi by Tuesday.