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Chetan’s death: Court directs police to register murder case

Chetan Saini was found hanging from the fort on November 24, 2017. There were anti-Padmavati slogans scribbled on stones and floor nearby. Police officials said that Chetan, a small time handicraft and jewellery businessman, had prima-facie committed suicide

June 7, 2018, 10:46 am

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Suicide in protest of Padmavati? Man found hanging from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur.

Jaipur: A local court has directed the police to register a case of murder in connection with the mysterious death of Chaitan Saini who was found hanging from Nahargarh Fort in November last year. The court gave the order after hearing an application filed by Chetan’s wife Nirmala Saini. In her application, Nirmala claimed that they had a private handwriting expert conduct a examination of the slogans found written on stones and the pavement near the place where Chetan was found hanging. The expert concluded that the handwriting was of three different people, she told the court. But despite this fact being brought to the notice of the police, the death was being considered a case of suicide. The family members also argued that CCTV footages showed Chetan walking towards Nahargarh Fort. He was not carrying anything in his hands, but he was found hanging from a rope. The police themselves concluded that the rope was newly bought. If he was not carrying anything, how he arranged for the rope, the family members argued. After hearing these arguments, the court directed the Brahmpuri police to register a case of murder and destroying evidence and investigate it accordingly. Chetan Saini was found hanging from the fort on November 24, 2017. There were anti-Padmavati slogans scribbled on stones and floor nearby. Police officials said that Chetan, a small time handicraft and jewellery businessman, had prima-facie committed suicide, because CCTV footages show him walking to the fort alone. He was not being accompanied by anyone. But a selfie clicked by Chetan before the alleged suicide show no expression of tension or stress on his face. He was smiling when posing for the camera. Chetan was the oldest of four brothers and lived with his family. He is survived by his wife Nirmala and two children, Komal (14) and Yash (10).

First published: June 5, 2018