BSP MP's maid's death: Son refuses to take body

New Delhi, Nov 11: Shehzan, son of a Jharkhand MP's maid Rakhi who died, has refused to come back to Delhi from West Bengal to take his mother's body, police said Monday.

A team of Delhi Police is camping in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district and trying to persuade him to come to Delhi.

"The team is taking help of the area police and his neighbours to assure him he will be safe in Delhi," a police officer told IANS.

Shehzan, 21, fled from outside the Chanakyapuri police station Nov 7 to his hometown fearing threat to his life from Bahujan Samaj Party parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur, Dhananjay Singh. He told police he got scared following his mother's death.

Shehzan, 21, fled from outside the Chanakyapuri police station on Nov 7.

His mother, Rakhi, was found dead with several injuries inflicted on her at Dhananjay's home in New Delhi's South Avenue area last Monday. Later, police arrested Dhananjay and his wife Jagriti.

Rakhi, along with other two servants, including a minor, were brutally tortured by Jagriti inside the MP's home. They were assaulted with iron rods, sticks, animal horns and also branded with the iron press.

Rakhi's body is still lying in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital mortuary. The post-mortem examination was conducted Friday.

According to police, Shehzan is the only male member of his family as his father died several years ago. He lives with his wife and two children.

Police said they have also approached family members of Meena, the other maid who was brutalised by Jagriti and is being treated in the hospital.

Police said the viscera of Rakhi's body and the digital video recorder collected from the home of the MP's house have been sent to a forensic laboratory for test. The report was awaited.

Meanwhile, the three-and-half-year-old son of Jagriti, who is with the personal security officer of Dhananjay in his rented accommodation has refused to meet his mother. Police said Jagriti made a request to meet her son during the five-day police custody.


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