Scribe's death: Jharkhand court orders filing of report against Priyabhanshu

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Koderma (Jharkhand), May 7 (ANI): A court in Jharkhand's Koderma District on Friday ordered filing of a report against Priyabhanshu Ranjan who was said to be journalist Nirupama Pathak's fianci.

Pathak died under mysterious circumstances on April 29 at her house in Koderma District's Tilaya area.

A court ordered the filing of the report based on a petition filed by Pathak's family.

Earlier, one of Nirupama's brother alleged that Priyabhanshu had raped his sister.

On Thursday, a Jharkand Police team had seized Priyabhanshu's mobile phone to check the nature of calls and messages exchanged right before her death.

Police who had seized Nirupama's laptop, a few diaries and some clothes, had earlier questioned Priyabhanshu on their relationship and her pregnancy.

According to an autopsy report, Nirupama was three months pregnant at the time of her death.

He was also taken to Nirupama's house as part of the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is expected to question Priyabhanshu on Saturday.

Almost a week since she passed away, Nirupama's friends and batch mates are still trying to come to terms.

One of her friends shared a video shot on a mobile phone showing Nirupama singing a bhajan at the annual day in the Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC) ironically, the song is about broken dreams and love lost.

Nirupama was working for the Business Standard daily in Delhi, and was stated to be planning to marry Ranjan, who was her classmate at IIMC.

Reportedly, Pathak's family did not approve of the proposal because Ranjan belongs to the Kayastha caste. (ANI)

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