After man’s mysterious death,comes wife’s intriguing reply

Since she is a mother of two and has to handle daily household chores,she cannot undergo a narco analysis test

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published:September 11, 2013 3:02 am

Since she is a mother of two and has to handle daily household chores,she cannot undergo a narco analysis test. This is the strange ground taken by a widow refusing to undergo the narco analysis test in the mysterious death of her husband. The request to make her undergo brain mapping and narco analysis test was made by the Chandigarh Police to a local court. Reason: her involvement in the death of her husband is under a cloud.

But the widow has refused to undergo the test. Taking strong note of this refusal,a Chandigarh lower court has recorded that “adverse inference has to be drawn against her” if the Chandigarh Police finds anything incriminating against her in its investigation.

The development assumes significance since it has been a year that Vinay,31,was found dead at his residence under mysterious circumstances. His mother had petitioned the High Court alleging that her daughter-in-law had killed her son. She had demanded a CBI probe into the case.

The mother,Mithlesh Rani,a resident of Sector 40,Chandigarh,had accused the Chandigarh Police of inaction and had alleged that the police were forcing her to enter into a compromise with the suspects. If she did not oblige,she would be implicated in false cases by the Chandigarh Police,the mother had alleged.

Taking stock,the High Court had sought response from the police on the last hearing. In its detailed reply filed on Monday,the Chandigarh Police has apprised the High Court that it had moved a local Chandigarh court seeking directions to make the widow (name withheld) undergo brain mapping and narco analysis test. But the widow had refused stating that she was a mother of two and would not be able to undergo the test.

The Chandigarh Police has further submitted that its investigations have revealed that Vinay committed suicide and that it was not a case of homicide. The reply was taken on record and the case has been adjourned for two months.

It was in September 2012 when Vinay’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan under mysterious circumstances at his house in Sector 40. The mother has alleged that Vinay was murdered by his wife,her “associates” and his body was later hanged to make it appear a case of suicide.

When no FIR was registered for over a month,the mother moved the High Court in October. On October 31,2012,the High Court directed the SSP to decide Rani’s representation within two months.

A police officer was asked to look into the matter by the SSP in November 2012 but to no avail. Aggrieved,the mother filed a complaint before the PCA.

The scene of incident was reconstructed at the same place by a team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory,Sector 36-A,Chandigarh,on December 19,2012.

Smelling a rat,the PCA on March 1 ruled that “the inquiry needed serious re-consideration. It is said that a person may tell a lie but circumstances do not. The circumstances in this case are relevant and incriminating. The IGP,UT,Chandigarh,is requested to hand over the inquiry of this case to a senior officer for a fair and impartial conclusion”.

Despite this,the mother alleged that the Chandigarh Police was forcing her to enter into a compromise.

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