The story of a journalist, whose death became a sensation, the parents invented a conspiracy, the lover was left under the scanner. The story of a journalist, whose death became a sensation, the parents invented a conspiracy, the lover was left under the scanner

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The ninth story in the Pyaar Ka Postmortem series is that of an educated independent Khayal girl, who had to pay for her life to fall in love with a boy of another caste and get pregnant before marriage. Read the story of Nirupama Pathak, daughter of Koderma of Jharkhand and journalist by profession, whose death became a sensation. Prison for parents and lover

Nirupama Pathak … a very calm, intelligent, cheerful and friendly girl. First-rate student and promising journalist. Born into a Brahmin family in Koderma, Nirupama was independent from childhood. She would dream of a bright future with her eyes open and work hard to fulfill them. We are June 2008. After finishing his first studies, he came to Delhi, the capital of the country, to give impetus to his dreams.

The admission process was underway at IIMC, Delhi. On June 29, 2008, Nirupama also came to attend the Radio and Television Journalism course. He was waiting his turn for the interview in the hallway. Priyabhanshu Ranjan, a Kadirabad resident in Darbhanga, Bihar, then left after giving an interview. His eyes fell on a girl sitting on the bench in a yellow dress. The girl’s eyes were fixed on the interview room, while her fingers played with her hair. Priyabhanshu’s feet stopped. His eyes stopped. Time stood still and the heartbeat increased.

Nirupama and Priyambhashu were considered the ideal IIMC couple.

Nirupama and Priyambhashu were considered the ideal IIMC couple.

“He prayed to God to gather him”

Priyabhanshu said in an interview with The Indian Express, “This girl was none other than Nirupama. There was something in him that I couldn’t help but talk to him. If I didn’t understand anything, I had only made a 5-minute motivational speech. A whole month later, on July 28, 2008, I saw him for the second time in the counseling program, this time he stepped forward and greeted me, but this month I thought of him several times. “God, I wish I could meet again. I wish it could be mine. Soon the two became friends. Little by little our friendship turned into love. We both wanted to get married.”

Nirupama's friends say that whenever he was, he always had a smile on his face.

Nirupama’s friends say that whenever he was, he always had a smile on his face.

It is used to listen to Hindi songs, it is used to cook delicious food

Those who met Nirupama and Priyabhanshu said they were both considered ideal partners in the 2008-09 batch of IIMC. Everything was perfect between the two. They had been together for two years. Nirupama Pathak, 22, who loved listening to Hindi movie songs. She used to sing Cooking delicious food. What he liked most was experimenting with new recipes. She was a very patient, mature and helpful girl. Her only crime was that she had dared to love and wanted to marry a boy of her choice.

Nirupama did not want to make his father unhappy for love

After finishing media studies in 2010, they both started working. Nirupama and Priyabhanshu were told to their families. Priyabhanshu is a Kayastha by caste and the Nirupama family did not accept the son-in-law of another caste under any circumstances. He did not want to sadden his father nor did he want to be away from Priyabhanshu. Nirupama was confident that, as her father had sent her to study, she would also accept his marriage, but it did not happen. The two were scheduled to marry on March 6, 2010, but the marriage was postponed after receiving a letter from Nirupama’s father.

The letter was written …

Four days of moonlight and dark night …

The father had written things against caste marriage in a letter to the daughter.

The father had written things against caste marriage in a letter to the daughter.

The mother told the stream, police said she had to commit suicide by hanging herself

Even before he married, Nirupama received the news of his mother’s illness. He left Delhi for Koderma on 19 April 2010 after leaving office. Priyabhanshu went to drop her off at the train station. The return ticket from Nirupama to Delhi was on April 28, but the train that had gone to Jharkhand with Nirupama never returned to Delhi with her. On April 29, 2010 came the news that Nirupama Pathak no longer existed. Nirupama’s body was found at his home in the Chitra Gupta Nagar settlement in Koderma. People who knew Nirupama were surprised to hear this news.

The lover alleges that police turned the mother into the main defendant

Initially, the family said the cause of death was electrocution, while police said they had committed suicide by hanging. Police also found a suicide note in Nirupama’s room, Nirupama’s boyfriend, Priyabhanshu, accused the Pathak family of killing the daughter. The allegation is said that Nirupama’s father, Dharmendra Pathak, mother Sudha Pathak and brother were against the marriage of both. As part of the conspiracy, he called Neeru home after telling a false story of his mother’s illness. He was to return to Delhi on April 28, but his relatives did not allow him to come to Delhi and killed him.

After that, police recorded a case of Nirupama’s murder. As the investigation progressed, police began interrogating the arrested Nirupama family. Nirupama’s parents and siblings were questioned separately. Nirupama’s mother, Sudha Pathak, was the main defendant. After interrogation, police sent Nirupama’s mother to jail. The interrogation of brother and father continued. After three months in jail in 2010, he got bail.

Nirupama's mother, Sudha Pathak, was the main accused by the police.

Nirupama’s mother, Sudha Pathak, was the main accused by the police.

Nirupama was pregnant after the autopsy

The autopsy took place on April 30. The post mortem report revealed that he died of asphyxiation. A very painful truth came out on the last line of the post-mortem report, in which it was written that there was a 10 to 12 week fetus in the stomach. That is, the death of the child along with the mother. Surprisingly, Priyabhanshu Ranjan was not even aware of Nirupama’s pregnancy.

Nirupama’s mother, Sudha Pathak, was released from prison on parole of three for rituals after her daughter’s last farewell. After that, a case of rape, cheating and incitement to murder was registered against Priyabhanshu at the request of the mother. Sudha Pathak alleged that Priyabhanshu Ranjan sexually abused his daughter on the pretext of marrying. The latter refused to marry, so his daughter was forced to take this step.

The love of Nirupama in question

A Koderma police team came to Delhi to interrogate Priyabhanshu, from where Priyabhanshu’s mobile phone and laptop were confiscated. Some friends of Nirupama and Priyabhanshu were also interrogated. After the investigation, police had given a clean chip to Priyabhanshu accused of rape and fraud, but the investigation continued in the case of encouraging suicide. Priyabhanshu’s lawyer approached the Jharkhand High Court opposing this police action, but the High Court rejected the request. After that, the matter reached the Supreme Court, from where the higher court ordered the lower court to complete the hearing as soon as possible.

Police later gave Priyabhanshu a clean sheet on all charges.

Police later gave Priyabhanshu a clean sheet on all charges.

The father said: My son is being framed

Priyabhanshu Ranjan’s father, Ramashankar Kanth, accused the son of implicating him. He said our family had no problem with marriage. We were glad that a polite daughter-in-law was coming to our house. He also claimed that Nirupama had sent an MMS to his son a day before his death, reporting that family members had locked him in the bathroom.

An autopsy revealed that Nirupama was murdered, while her relatives were constantly talking about committing suicide. The case continued against Nirupama’s parents, brother and lover. New revelations were made every day. The conversation between Nirupama and Priyabhanshu came to the fore. Questions were also raised about the doctor who performed the autopsy and the report he did. The issue of Nirupama’s death became even more complicated. It has not yet been decided whether this is a case of suicide or murder. In 2011, when the forensic report arrived and it was said that the signature of the suicide note was from Nirupama. After that he was treated as a suicide case. Well, Priyabhanshu was acquitted in this case in June 2015 after imprisonment, a court and a long trial.

It is unknown at this time whether Nirupama committed suicide or was killed.

It is unknown at this time whether Nirupama committed suicide or was killed.

Thousands took to the streets to demand justice for Nirupama. The march of the candles was removed. People had waited: if not today or tomorrow, one day it will be known if it was a suicide or a murder, but the years have passed and the question remains the same. The matter is still in Koderma court, but the truth of Nirupama’s death has not been able to come out.

The 10th installment of this series will arrive next Sunday, July 24th. Stay tuned to read.

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