Last rites performed after assurance


CM says suicide of Minister’s alleged daughter-in-law would be probed

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Following the suicide by PWD Minister Rampal Singh’s alleged daughter-in-law Preeti Preeti Raghuvanshi, her kin refused to take her body back after post-mortem and demanded that her last rites be performed by her alleged husband and the Minister’s son Girjesh Singh in accordance to Hindu rituals. The kin alleged that their signatures were taken on post-mortem form but their videographer was not allowed inside the room. Preeti became very upset when she learnt that arrangement was being made to conduct second marriage of her husband. Her in-laws never accepted her as their daughter-in-law. Hence, she used to stay with her parents, her brother told reporters. Her father vowed not to perform his deceased daughter’s last rites as long as the minister did not accept her as his daughter-in-law. However later members of the community and the police convinced Preeti’s father to take her body. The administration heaved sigh of relief after Preeti’s last rites were performed. In the meantime, heavy police force has been deployed at the spot in Raisen’s Udaipura in view of prevailing tense atmosphere. Additional Superintendent of Police K Kerketta said that the matter is being investigated following which relevant case would be registered. It is being claimed Preeti and Girjesh had married at the Arya Samaj Mandir in Bhopal a few days ago. However, Girjesh’s kin had got his betrothal done somewhere else. Preeti was depressed since then and took her own life.

Matter would be investigated: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that an investigation would be carried out into the suicide. “The matter would be investigated,” said Mr Chouhan while replying briefly to media queries. Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that the woman has not blamed anyone in her suicide note.

Collector assures action

Raisen Collector Bhavna Walimbe has assured that the matter is being probed thoroughly and action would be taken on the basis of findings. He said action would be taken against those found guilty. After Collector’s assurance, Preeti’s family members agreed to perform her last rites.