New Delhi, Sep 14 :
Nearly two months after three businessmen were found dead in a car here in the capital, their families Saturday took out a candlelight march, demanding a CBI probe into the deaths.
Three people – Nishant Datta, 25, Balvinder Singh, 33, and Lakshman Prakash (30) – were found dead in a car in south Delhi’s R.K. Puram’s Sector 4 in July.
Disappointed by the “nonchalant attitude” of police in finding out the truth behind the mysterious deaths, about 300 people Saturday took out a two-km silent candlelight march in R.K. Puram.
“We want a CBI probe. We believe something is being hidden. We believe it is a murder not death by poisonous gas,” Kanhaiyalal, brother of one of the victims named Lakshman, told IANS.
Having waited for so long for the post-mortem report, hoping for a thorough examination, these families said they were now aggrieved by the “lethargic” investigation.
“What kind of investigation is on if it has failed to give us the truth till today? Why ‘death by carbon monoxide’ theory has been floated in the media without any proper report? I lost my son in this old age. Shouldn’t I need to know who killed my son?” Lakshman’s mother asked.
“Are policemen saving someone or their personal record? Since the beginning, they are showing ‘routine case’ attitude.
“Are we supposed to get some big minister to expedite the so-called multi-pronged probe,” said a participant in the march.
Refusing to subscribe to the idea that it was a ‘death by carbon monoxide’, the relatives of the deceased said they want expedited the promised probes like the CBI’s FSL report, IIT-team’s emission report, police crime report and others.
“We seek to know the truth based on facts not assumptions. We need probe teams to share their progress. Why is it taking so much time to give even the preliminary post-mortem report?” Mahesh Datta, brother of Nishant Datta, told IANS.
“Tomorrow, if it emerges to be a murder case, will police begin searching for the murderer after so many months?” he asked.
Police, meanwhile, said they have their report ready. But the exact cause of death has not been established without the CBI’s FSL report.
“They are blaming police and not other probe agencies,” a police official said.