With little progress in the investigation in the alleged rape and murder of Hyderabad techie Esther Anuhya, her family met Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Saturday requesting an independent probe into the case.
Esther’s family also lashed out at Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh for telling a TV news channel that people who alleged there was a lapse on part of the police had “vested interests”. “There is no lapse on part of the Mumbai Police. Those who are raising this allegation have vested interests,” Singh said.
Esther’s father SJS Prasad and brother Deepak Prasad Saturday submitted a letter to Shinde, asking that the case be probed by an agency other than the Mumbai Police. “We met Shinde at his office in New Delhi and he has already forwarded our letter to Maharashtra home minister R R Patil,” said Deepak.