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It was not suicide bid but an accident,says CCI chief’s family

The Cuffe Parade police are yet to register a case in the alleged suicide attempt by Cricket Club of India’s CEO Kamaljeet Rajpal.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
May 10, 2009 10:04:07 pm

“Kamaljeet accidently pulled the trigger while cleaning his licensed gun”

The Cuffe Parade police are yet to register a case in the alleged suicide attempt by Cricket Club of India’s CEO Kamaljeet Rajpal. The delay is due to the fact that they still have to establish whether it was a suicide attempt. His family members claimed in their statement that it was an accident. According to them,when Rajpal was cleaning his licensed Indian-made revolver,the accident occurred.

According to the hospital authorities,Rajpal is recuperating at the Bombay Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition though the bullets have gone through his brain causing severe injury. The bullet passed through the interior of his brain,said hospital authorities.

The incident took place at 8.30 pm on Friday night after Rajpal had returned after a hearing on his anticipatory bail plea in the case where he was accused of sending a porn e-mail to a female member of the CCI.

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“After returning from the hearing,Rajpal was at home with his family. His wife Rita was discussing the case in the hall with her son Suvir,her daughter Mrunalini and her two friends Nishant Shashidharan and Rohan Dakshini. Suddenly,they heard the gun shot,” said Police Inspector Vilas Bhole of the Cuffe Parade police station.

Elaborating on the statement of the family,he said,“The family claims that he was cleaning his gun. According to them,he must have pulled the trigger accidently. On the behest of this,we have not registered a case yet. But we are waiting for him to recover so that we can take his statement. If he had attempted suicide,we will charge him under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.”

Asked if Rajpal had met anyone before or after the hearing in the court,he replied,“After the hearing,he went to home. But we are investigating if he had met anyone. Apart from this,we have also received his cellphone. So we will check his phone records to find out who he has been speaking to. It is understandable that he was under tension due to the case filed against him,but we need to check if it was enough to lead him to suicide.”

When Rajpal’s family was approached,a family member said,“We don’t wish to talk about this. It is a very difficult time for us.”

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