Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Jamshedpur: Death of Harpal Thapper: Wife demands CBI probe


Jamshedpur : Pushpa Rani, chairperson of Child Welfare Committee, Jamshedpur has demanded a CBI into mysterious death of her husband Harpal Singh Thapper.
Her husband Thapper who would run an NGO and was lodged in Ghaghidih Central Jail on being arrested in a molestation case died under mysterious condition at MGM Medical College Hospital early on Saturday morning. 
The 46-year-old undertrial who was in the central jail since June 16 fell terribly sick at prison ward at about 2 am, leading the fellow inmates to raise an alarm. The jail administration soon shifted him to the jail hospital but as his condition continued to deteriorate, the administration rushed him to the medical college hospital in Sakchi where he succumbed to his illness at about 4 am. 
The last rites of Thapper was performed at Subarnarekha Burning Ghat at Bhuiyandih. His wife Tirkey, who is out on a pay role said that the Government must order a CBI probe as to what led to his death. She raised concern over foul play. 
The doctors who attended Thapper observed that he might have had a heart stroke. 
Sakchi police station OC, Kunal Kumar under whose jurisdiction the medical college hospital falls confirmed about the undertrial’s death. 
“An undertrial prisoner, Harpal Singh Thapper was brought to the medical college hospital in a critical condition at the wee hours today, but he succumbed to his illness at 4 am, ” said Kumar.
The Sakchi thana OC said under which condition the undertrial fell sick can be said by the central jail administration only. 
A magisterial Inquest is process for the postmortem of the body. 
Thapper along with three others, including his wife Pushpa Rani Tirkey were arrested on June 16 for allegedly indulged in a molestation case with the Telco thana on June 6.
Both Thapper and his wife would run a shelter home under Mother Teresa Welfare Trust at Kharangajhar in Telco. Two of the minor inmates of the shelter home had alleged Thapper and a 20-year-old youth, Aditya Singh to have molested them after fleeing from the shelter home on June 5.
The minors had alleged Pushpa Rani who is also chairperson of Child Welfare Committee, Jamshedpur and another woman Geeta Kaur of forced labour.

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