Ranchi,May 14: A probe into the death case of Delhi based journalist Nirupama Pathak hinted that it is a case of murder.
The Jharkhand police chief Neyaz Ahmad said, "Koderma police have submitted their investigation progress report in the Nirupama Pathak death case. So far, it has supported the murder theory."
He also added that probe report carry everything right from investigation angles, steps taken to carry forward the probe and uncertainty found in the post-mortem report.
The 22-year-old journalist was found dead on Apr 29 in her parents' house in Tilaya in Koderma district under mysterious circumstances. An FIR was filed against her mother Sudha Pathak by the Koderma police after which the police arrested the mother and charged her with the murder.
Later, on the appeal made by Nirupama's family to the court an FIR was launched against her boyfriend Priyabhanshu Ranjan charging him with rape and helping in suicide. But her post-mortem report suggested that she was smothered to death while she was 10-12 weeks pregnant.
Both of them were journalists in New Delhi and there parents were not ready to accept their relationship.
The DGP further added that, "We are working with a very clear mind and there is no ambiguity in our investigation as reported in the media. We are focusing on our case."
P Mohan, the civil surgeon in Koderma who is facing charges over ambiguities in the autopsy report, said that the report would be sent to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) for an expert opinion