Jharkhand Police detains woman scribe's parents

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Koderma (Jharkhand), May 3 (ANI): Jharkhand Police on Monday detained the parents of a woman journalist, who was found dead near here, for interrogation.

"We have taken the parents of Nirupama Pathak, who was attached with a English daily from New Delhi, for interrogation in connection with her murder," said Koderma Superintendent of Police Kranti Singh said.

However, Singh refused to comment whether Pathak's case was an honour killing.

He said the investigation was still on and it would reveal the intention behind the killing.

Police said they would investigate the role of other family members and friends in the killing.

On April 29, Pathak was found dead at her home in Koderma, her family said she had been found hanging.

The mysterious death of the journalist turned out to be a case of murder in the post-mortem report released on Sunday.

The report also confirmed that a ligature mark was formed around her neck as she was strangulated with a rope after she died. (ANI)

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