Monika death: Court extends police remand of in-laws

Five days after the police arrested the in-laws of 32-year-old computer teacher Monika Goyal,whose body was found hanging at her house,a local court on Friday extended their police remand for one more day.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 20, 2012 4:58:00 am

Five days after the police arrested the in-laws of 32-year-old computer teacher Monika Goyal,whose body was found hanging at her house,a local court on Friday extended their police remand for one more day.

Since the inquiry was not able to ascertain whether it was a suicide or a murder (suggested by the forensic experts),the court extended the custody of the four.

The police officials are hand-tied as statement of Krish,Monika’s seven-year-old son,has still not been recorded. “Monika’s family is not bringing Krish in front of the police. We are having a difficult time convincing the family as the child’s statements are important,” said a police officer.

Monika’s family members said that the police had not yet found anything substantial in the case. “The inquiry made by the police to date is not up to the mark according to us. They did not produce the details of the inquiry made by the police in the court today. Then at the judge’s insistence,they got the copy,” said Ashok Goel,one of Monika’s relatives.

The family members had also protested at the Sector 19 police station on Thursday,saying that the police should take the case seriously. The officials assured them that Station House Officer Harjit Kaur would personally handle the case now.

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