The Madras High Court on Friday reportedly ordered a CBI investigation in connection with the mysterious death of DSP VIshnupriya who was investigating the infamous Gokulraj murder case.
This comes after a single judge bench of the Madras HC in February rejected the same plea. This was a long standing demand of the family but the state government
DSP Vishnupriya was found hanging by a police constable in her official residence in Thiruchengode on September 18 last year.
Vishnupriya, a Dalit by birth, left a seven-page suicide note. Written in English and Tamil but in the Roman script, she apologises to her parents, and states, importantly, that her decision has nothing to do with the â€˜sensitive caseâ€™.
Soon after that, friends and family members alleged that she committed suicide due to pressure from senior officers in the case.
Her death escalated into a political storm when her father M Ravi and fellow police officer Maheshwari demanded that the Namakkal SP, SR Senthil Kumar be investigated and questioned.
The duo alleged that it was due to pressure from senior police officers over the Gokulraj murder case that the Vishnupriya committed suicide.
The death became murkier after a second suicide note was found by the CB-CID who was investigating the case and it was suggested that the suicide may not have any links with the Gokulraj murder case.