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NGO chief suicide: Cops recover letters

Publication Date : 20-12-2013


A day after Khurshid Anwar, the 55-year-old director of a prominent Delhi NGO, who was  accused of having raped a young woman, allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the third floor of his house in the Vasant Kunj north area of Delhi, Delhi Police recovered three letters and a note which are learnt to have been written by him.

As senior police officers remained tight-lipped over the incident, a source close to the investigators said the three letters are written in English while the note has been written in Hindi.  “One of the three handwritten letters is for the police, the second for the 23-year-old girl who had levelled a rape charge against him and the third to one of his acquaintances,” said the source.

Revealing the contents of the letters, the source said Anwar has raised some questions to be answered by the girl. Anwar also expressed shock over the way he was treated by the members of the non-registered group, Boond, with which the girl was associated.

In the letters, Anwar said after he learnt that the girl's colleagues had approached the National Commission for Women to get a case of rape registered against him, he himself contacted the girl to talk to her on several occasions but she never met him.  Anwar had also filed a defamation case against the girl and some of her colleagues at Boond in Patiala House Court, said the police. 

They said before taking his own life, Anwar had stayed at the house of one of his close friends, identified as Ajay, in Dwarka. 

The source added that a police team is leaving for Manipur  tomorrow to record the girl's statement.



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