The family of engineer P A Saji,who was left to die on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway after being attacked by unidentified men on Friday,suspects it was planned and do not believe that the attack had anything to do with a robbery. The assailants had fled in Sajis Maruti Ritz.
In a new turn to the case,the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) denied that Saji was an engineer on their rolls,after police said that they would question NTPC officials.
He was not our employee and we would not like to comment on what the particular person might have said at his home especially when he has met with this tragic end, said a senior NTPC official.
Earlier,Sajis brother George said the engineer,who was employed with the Haryana government,was on deputation with the NTPC for the past six months.
Saji and his wife Sandra ran a shelter home in Darbaripur village,Gurgaon.
Sandras brother-in-law Johney P told Newsline that there were evidence that someone was with Saji while he was on his way home. Johney blamed police for not initiating proper action.
He did not have enmity with anybody and he was not the kind to offer a lift to strangers. I spoke to him about a month ago. He told me about disagreements with a senior colleague in his office. Around six months ago he said that he had joined NTPC, Johney said.
He said he had advised Saji to change his job or seek a transfer. Sajis family said police have named three persons in the FIR,but have only questioned one of them.
Except for the address,police have not even asked the family members for any information. We could provide vital information that might throw some light on the incident, Johney said.
At the shelter home,residents said Saji was a very helpful and outgoing person. Even the local villagers liked him a lot, said Sandras friend,who taking care of the shelter in her absence. There are 19 children at the home.
Station House Officer of Kherki Dhaula Narendra said: We have formed teams and we are trying to catch the culprits. We have not questioned any of the victims colleagues yet.