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CBI report must speak the truth: Rizwanur's mother
Indrani Roy Mitra in Mumbai | December 14, 2007 14:30 IST
Two days before the Central Bureau of Investigation is to file a report to the Calcutta high court on the Rizwanur Rahman case, the victim's family made a plea for justice to the agency.
"My son was murdered. Please help me and my family get justice," Rizwanur Rahman's mother Kishwar Jehan told rediff.com over phone on Thursday evening.
Sounding sceptical about the CBI's investigation, she said, "I just pray to Allah that none of my family members is implicated."
Rizwanur, a 30-year-old computer graphics instructor, fell in love with Priyanka Todi, the daughter of an industrialist, Ashok Todi. The two got married in August. When Todi came to know of the marriage, he allegedly threatened Rizwanur with dire consequences if he did not leave his daughter.
On September 21, Rizwanur was found dead under mysterious circumstances.
A national public outcry led to a CBI probe being ordered into the case.
Jehan is now shocked by the statements made by her daughter-in-law Priyanka to a regional daily Anandabazar Patrika. "It's really sad that she is trying to defame my family by mouthing one lie after another. Now that Riz is no more, I would have expected a little more dignity from her. She mentioned that Riz and my elder son Rukbanur did not have a cordial relationship.
"It's strange she knows something which I (as a mother) have no clue about. May I appeal to the CBI to do a polygraph test on her? I want the entire country to know the truth," she said.
Jehan expressed her gratitude to the media for being on their side in bad times. "I am really grateful to the media for bringing to light my son's case. Thanks to them a public opinion was created and the erring police officers were stripped of their positions."
The bereaved mother made a plea to the CBI to take into account the following facts while filing the Rizwanur's case report:
"Please help us get answers to these questions," Jehan asked.