THREE YEARS after Geetanjali was murdered, her parents said they were “relieved” as they have “won a battle against a judge, which seemed impossible.”
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday arrested Geetanjali’s husband, Ravneet Garg, a civil judge posted (senior division) at Kaithal, for the crime. Geetanjali was found dead in a park in Gurgaon on July 13, 2013. Ravneet Garg’s licenced revolver was found near the body.
After the CBI failed to get any leads in the case, Geetanjali’s 70-year-old father took it upon himself to gather clues of his daughter’s murder.
“I had lost all hope when even the top investigating agency could not do anything. Whenever I asked why they haven’t arrested him, they would say they had no clues. So I started gathering clues on my own and submitted 13 vital points to the CBI in a detailed letter,” said Om Prakash Aggarwal.
Over the past three years, Aggarwal wrote over 70 letters to all the authorities concerned, but to no avail. “Had it been some ordinary person, things were different. But we fought a battle which was against a judge,” said Aggarwal.
Last year, the family met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and officials in the Prime Minister’s Office following which the case was handed over to a special team of CBI.
Narrating how tough the journey was, Aggarwal said, “ We could never think that a person who is a judge and delivers justice to people would kill my daughter for dowry and for not having a male child. My daughter had given a lecture on female foeticide once and wasn’t aware that it would be one of the reasons for her death. Every time I went to CBI office with a hope but returned with disappointment.”
Looking at a picture of Geetanjali with tears in his eyes, Aggarwal said, “See, we made it. He has been arrested finally. Truth won in the end.”