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Hazaribagh deaths case: Marwari community takes out candle march


Marwari Sammelan delegation meets DC, demands CBI probe

Jamshedpur, July 18: Marwari community of the steel city has demanded a CBI probe into suspected suicide of Agarwal family of Hazaribagh who were found dead on Sunday. A delegation of the community led by president of the Jharkhand State Marwari Sammelan Nirmal Kabra and vice president Suresh Sonathalia, handed over a memorandum to deputy commissioner in this regard and demanded CBI probe from the State Government.

In the evening people of the Marwari community took out candle march from Kamani Centre to Postal Park at 6.30 pm. Members of various organizations participated in the march.

The members of community said that the family members were murdered and did not commit suicide over mounting debts. “We have gathered here to demand a CBI probe. We have come to know from victims’ relatives that they might have been murdered as there is no evidence of suicide and there is a deep-rooted conspiracy behind the deaths,” noted Sonthalia.

The members of community have alleged that the district police was deliberately converting the murder case into suicide. “The community across the state is demanding a high level probe. Even circumstantial evidence suggests a conspiracy behind the deaths. We have also brought this matter to the notice of Chief Minister Raghubar Das also,” said another member.

The deaths of wholesale dry fruits dealer Naresh Agrawal, 40, his wife Priti, 38, his children Aman, 10, and Anvi, 8, and parents Mahavir Maheshwari, 70, and Kiran, 65 have sent shocking waves across the community. According to one of the six suicide notes found, Naresh killed his children, while his wife and parents hanged themselves.

Another senior member of the community Sanwarmal Agarwal said Hazaribagh police were deliberately turning this into a suicide case. He alleged somebody wanted to grab their property and so they were killed. “We have come to know that Naresh had met with an accident recently. He had damaged his spinal cord. He was about to visit Vellore for treatment. He was not even in a condition to move properly. How can he take such a step? We want a high level probe,” he said.

The community leaders also decided to leave for Hazaribagh on 19th July after converging at Rajasthan Bhavan, Bistupur, at 8 am.

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