New twist in Preeti’s suicide, minister son’s SMS comes to fore


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A new twist has come in the case of suicide by PWD Minister Rampal Singh’s daughter-in-law. The SMS of minister’s son Girjesh has come to the fore. Sources revealed that deceased Preeti’s kin were in touch with Girjesh and minister Rampal Singh after getting information about the engagement of Girjesh. Preeti was upset as Girjesh planned to marry again. Only three days before the suicide incident Girjesh had sent an SMS to Preeti’s uncle. In the SMS Girjesh said we shall do something, don’t get tense. Just talk politely with Preeti. It is clear from this SMS that Girjesh wanted to make compromise in the matter as he feared that Preeti could take a drastic step. Therefore he sent this SMS to Preeti’s uncle for compromise. It has been alleged that after the engagement, Girjesh and Rampal Singh were pressurizing Preeti’s kin for compromise. They were also allegedly offered money. They had even threatened to terminate the hospital job of Preeti’s father and brother. Preeti Raghuvanshi allegedly hanged herself at her father’s home at Udaipura in Raisen district on Saturday morning, triggering protests and a war of words between the opposition Congress and the ruling BJP. Preeti’s family refused to take her body after post mortem, alleging she killed herself because her husband, Girjesh Singh was trying to marry again at his father’s insistence. The minister told media persons he didn’t know of his son’s marriage to Preeti. “If there is any marriage certificate, its authenticity can be checked,” he said. Preeti and Girjesh got married on June 20, 2017 at an Arya Samaj Mandir in Bhopal but the minister refused to accept the relationship, her father, Chandan Singh Raghuvanshi, said. “As a result, the couple lived separately,” said Raghuvanshi, who is a driver with the health department and lives opposite the minister’s home in Udaipura. Hundreds of Raghuvanshi Samaj members blocked the state highway in Udaipura on Sunday morning, demanding a probe into the woman’s death and her family’s claims. The family took the body for cremation in the afternoon after the district administration and the police assured them of a thorough inquiry. In his complaints to the Raisen collector and superintendent of police, Raghuvanshi has demanded action against those responsible for the suicide. “We are looking into the complaint. Police will take action against whoever is found guilty,” SP Jagatpal Singh said.