Monday, November 29, 1999

Friends of Nirupama take out silent protest

News posted by

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) Fellow journalists and friends of scribe Nirupama Pathak, who was allegedly murdered by her family members, today undertook a silent protest march here and demanded the case be transferred to the CBI. Members of Press Club of India, Indian Women Press Corp, Justice for Nirupama Campaign and IIMC Alumni Association carried out a protest march to the Home Ministry and submitted a memorandum addressed to Home Minister P Chidambaram. They said the death of Nirupama could be case of "honour killing" as her parents were opposed to her love affair with Priyabhanshu Ranjan, a boy from a different caste. Though her family in Koderma in Jharkhand has claimed that it was a case of suicide, the autopsy report has indicated that she was smothered to death. The journalists have alleged that local police have been "callous and prejudiced" in this matter. The police are under pressure from political parties, the journalists alleged in the memorandum. National Commission for Women (NCW) will send a team to Koderma on Monday to investigate the matter. Its chairperson Girija Vyas said the matter should be tried in fast-track court for expeditious adjudication.

News posted by

Click here to read more news from
Please follow our blogs



No comments:

Post a Comment