Panchkula realtor ‘murder’: 2 more under police lens

The Mohali police will get the narco analysis of four suspects done to find out whether Suresh committed suicide or he was murdered.

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published:October 21, 2013 2:49 am

The mystery surrounding the death of a Panchkula realtor has got murkier following the suspected involvement of two more persons coming to light during investigations being carried out by the Mohali police.

To ascertain the involvement of the two suspects in the mysterious death of Suresh Kumar,the Mohali police had approached a lower court seeking permission to get their narco analysis test done. The same has been allowed by a Mohali court. The two (names withheld) are father of the alleged woman friend of the deceased and brother-in-law of the woman’s husband.

A Mohali court had initially permitted narco analysis of the woman and her husband. Now the Mohali police will get the narco analysis of four suspects done to find out whether Suresh committed suicide or he was murdered,as alleged by his family.

It was on November 27,2010 that the body of Kumar,28,was recovered from his burnt car in Siswan area near Baddi,Himachal Pradesh. Until now,the Mohali police has failed to solve the case. Family of Kumar,a realtor,had been alleging from day one that he was murdered and that it was not a case of suicide.

Unsatisfied with the “quality” of investigation done by the Mohali police into the alleged murder,the High Court had directed the Mohali police to conduct a “review of the investigation” in July 2012.

In its last status report given to the High Court,the Mohali police had hinted at suicide but submitted that they were yet to reach a logical conclusion. The status report stated that a couple of days before his “mysterious” death,Kumar had informed his sister by phone that he “would die” as he would not be able to marry his beloved. Also,he was under stress as his beloved was about to get married to someone else.

In July last,the High Court had taken strong note of the “snail’s pace” at which the investigation was moving and that despite a “delay of one and a half years not even one accused was arrested”. No arrest has been made so far.

Three months back,the DNA report,which was awaited for the past two years,was received by the Mohali police. Despite the fact that the parents had testified that the body recovered from the vehicle was of their son,the Mohali police had taken DNA samples and sent them to Gandhinagar. In the absence of the report,the Mohali police had been seeking time from the High Court in response to a petition demanding a CBI probe into the case.

Talking to Newsline,Rakesh,brother of the deceased,said “Whatever investigation the Mohali police is carrying out should be concluded expeditiously. It has already been three years and the police are clueless. Either they should give a conclusive finding or the probe should be handed over to the CBI.”

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