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Police keeping tabs on Dhananjoy's family

August 04, 2004 16:01 IST

Police were guarding the family members of rape and murder convict Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who had threatened to commit suicide if he was executed.

Dhananjoy's father Bansidhar, mother Bela Rani and wife Poornimahad staged a dharna on July 21 in front of the Press Club in Kolkata threatening to end their lives if Dhananjoy was sent to the gallows for raping and killing school girl Hetal Parekh.

"If Dhananjoy is hanged, seven members of his family will commit suicide," the convict's father Bansidhar Chatterjee had warned.

They had tried to go to the Raj Bhavan and meet West Bengal Governor Viren J Shah to appeal for clemency. The police, however, prevented them from doing so and later made them board a bus bound for their village.

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"We are keeping a strict watch and will take preventive action if necessary," he said.

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