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Patna: Rahul Raj's family demands judicial inquiry after post mortem report

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 06, 2008 14:17 IST
Last Updated: November 06, 2008 14:26 IST

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The family of Rahul Raj, the youth  from Bihar who was shot dead by the police in Mumbai last month, demanded a judicial inquiry into his killing by a sitting judge of the high court or Supreme Court, following the post mortem report which  revealed that he was shot from close range, contrary to the police theory of an encounter.

"We demand a judicial inquiry into my brother Rahul's killing by a sitting judge of the high court or Supreme court, after the post mortem report pointed out that he was shot from close range" Priyanka Raj said in Patna on Thursday.

Rahul Raj's father K P Singh said that post mortem report vindicated the family's stand that Rahul was killed by police."It is right time for the Central government to intervene for a judicial inquiry into the case" Singh said.

Priyanka said that her family had lost faith in the Maharashtra government after the killing of her brother. "My  innocent brother was killed by the Mumbai police, how we can expect justice from the Maharashtra government, we want a judicial probe by a Supreme Court judge" Priyanka said.

Priyanka said that her brother was beaten up before being killed by the police in a fake encounter. This was confirmed when a four-member panel of forensic experts at J J Hospital carried out a post-mortem on Rahul.

Doctors said there were five entry wounds on his body, all in the chest and head region. There were only four exit wounds and one bullet was recovered.

According to the Mumbai police, Rahul Raj, was killed in a shootout with the police at suburban Kurla after he fired indiscriminately and threatened passengers in the bus.

It was reported that Rahul Raj had claimed he had come to the city to kill Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray [Images].

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