Court asks CBI to conduct fresh probe into Rizwanur death


Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a fresh probe into the death of Muslim youth Rizwanur Rahman, whose mysterious death after his marriage with the daughter of a rich Hindu businessman in 2007 had sparked widespread outrage.

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The court, acting on a complaint filed by Rizwanur’s brother Rukbanur Rahman, asked the CBI to conduct a fresh probe by starting a murder case.

A division bench of judges Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Prosensjit Mondal in their judgement directed the CBI to give a report to the court within four months.

The division bench directed the CBI to take the complaint filed by Rukbanur Rahman as an FIR and start a case under section 302 (murder).

Rizwanur, a computer graphics teacher, had married Priyanka – the daughter of businessmen Ashok Todi. He was found dead Sep 21, 2007, along the railway tracks at Patipukur near the city’s northern suburb of Dum Dum.

The death sparked outrage following allegations that Ashok Todi had influenced several police officers to bring pressure on Rizwanur, 20, to opt out of the marriage.

Several police officers, including the then city police commissioner Prasun Mukherjee, were later removed from their posts for their alleged role in Rizwanur’s death.

Todi, two of his relatives and four senior city police officers were among those later charge sheeted for allegedly abetting Rizwanur’s suicide.