Dana’s sister moves HC,seeks independent probe

Demanding an independent probe into the mysterious death of Dana Sangma,niece of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma,the victim’s elder sister Balsame M Sangma has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 14, 2012 3:43 am

Demanding an independent probe into the mysterious death of Dana Sangma,niece of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma,the victim’s elder sister Balsame M Sangma has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court. In her petition,Balsame Sangma has requested the High Court to transfer the investigation of the case from the Haryana Police to any independent agency and has urged the court to transfer the case out of Haryana.

Making Haryana and Amity University as respondents in the petition,which is likely to come up for hearing this week,Sangma has submitted that “the conduct of Amity University and the local police shows that the death of the petitioner’s sister could be suicide / murder / strangulation or any other possibility and therefore needs to be investigated by an impartial agency or special investigation team which generates confidence in the petitioner’s family as well as the public at large”.

Dana had died under mysterious circumstances in Amity University on April 24. A case on charges of abetment to suicide was registered by the Haryana Police. Amity University had vehemently dismissed accusations levelled against it.

The petition further reads: “The petitioner’s family has not been provided any details regarding Dana’s room-mate and have also not been given any access to her belongings. Elementary information like the name of student sitting next to Dana in the examination hall,the room in which she was questioned,the duration of the questioning,the nature of the questioning and the identity of the persons who questioned her have not been provided and the very intention/attempt to hide such crucial information in a mysterious case of death… It appears that the Haryana Police and the Amity University officials are conniving to steer the investigation in a particular direction away from truth and justice”.

The petitioner has also submitted that it appeared that Dana had certain grievances regarding discrimination faced by her. She had allegedly told her father that she was facing discrimination at the University.

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