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The story of Shilpi Jain.. and her “suicide”

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From my old diary dated sometime in 1999 ..–It is pathetic to see how short lived our memory is and how quickly we forget and forgive the criminals. If you are from Bihar, let me ask you this- Do you remember the infamous Shilpi-Gautam murder case of 1999 ? I guess not. Here is the reminder ..On 3rd July 1999, the dead bodies of Shilpi Jain and Gautam Singh were found in a White Maruti Zen in the garage of MLA Quarter number 12 under the Gandhi Maidan Police Station, Patna. Shilpi was the daughter of Ujjwal Kumar Jain, owner of Kamla Stores, Patna. Gautam was an office bearer of thr ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal and a partner of MLA Sadhu Yadav, brother in law of Laloo Yadav, in the Silver Oak restaurent located at Fraser Road, Patna. It is also alleged that Gautam’s father, Mr. B.N. Singh played a key role in laundering the money of the famous Fodder scam to Swiss banks through hawala. The couple were reported to be missing for last 7-8 hours.

The investigation was held in a shabby manner from the begining. Even before the police could arrive, supporters of a certain politician came at the spot and started agitating, it was not known how they got to know about the incident. The car along with the dead bodies was actually driven to the police station by a constable and later no finger prints could be found on the steering wheel.

This was just the begining. From the starting, the police was claiming that the deaths happened as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, completely disregarding the scratches and “shoe marks” on the victims’ bodies. Later when the visra report reveled that Shilpi and Gautam had been poisoned with lethal Aluminum XXXXX, the police termed it a sucide case. The then City SP Mr. Bhatia could not explain why the post mortem report said that semen samples of more than one person were found from Shilpi’s body.

Rumors were rife in Patna that the incident actually happened on 2nd July 1999, not at the Gandhi Maidan quarter but at the Valmi premises, and the bodies were brought there by certain influential people.

The case was finally handed over to CBI. The vaginal fluid of Shilpi was sent to Hyderabad for DNA test. However blood sample of a “high profile youth leader” of RJD coudnot be obtained as the person concerned “refused to cooperate”. This is how law in India works, one for common people and different for those in power.

The DNA report confirmed that Shilpi was raped by more than one person before she died. Hoever the identity of these persons was not reveled. After long court proceedings, the accused got a clean chit from the court and the matter became another suicide case.

Incidently, the brother of Shilpi Jain was kidnapped a few years later when he was trying to get the case reopened. As a result the case results shut till now. —-

So this is the story of Shilpi Jain, a bubbly, intelligent and beautiful girl who became just another statistics in the suicide records. We will never be able to know whether she really committed suicide or was murdered; and if she was murdered, when will her culprits be booked under the law. The wait seems to go on forever.

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Some news articles related to this sad story:

1. Shilpi, Gautam committed suicide: CBI

2. New turn in Shilpi case

3. Shilpi Jain’s brother kidnapped

4. State in anarchy

5. Sadhu Yadav denies links with deaths

 

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  • It was a very sad incident which occoured before my understanding of this world….. U can just blame to your luck for this incident ,if u have forgotten this story as it is a story not to be forgot…. I want to thank tuhin of toi , as because of him i came to know about this case.

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  • @Sushant: Yes I remember Tuhin, he was the ToI journalist who, in my opinion, did his best to raise the issue.. but then, we live in a mobocracy …

  • heyyyyyyy i got to know about this incident a few years ago by one of yhe relatives of shilpi di…….after hearing it i cried alot n i realy want justice for shilpi di.i dont why culprits are still not behind the bar.i hav asked my friend to ask her uncle to reopen the case but i guess political power is much bigger than justice truth n faith.i hope this case will reopen again she will get justice.

  • @Tina

    This may give you an idea as to why they will not try to reopen the case.

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2006-01-06/patna/27787504_1_prashant-jain-shilpi-jain-criminals

  • I knew it the year it happened. I had the pics of Shilpi Jain and Gautam together in a magazine.I was new to the ruthlessness of human towards others Everytime I saw their pics I could not resist myself from being utterly sad. How can those POWERFUL PEOPLE do such cowardly crime and hide in the shadow of their influence in politics.
    If justice is possible in"Ruchika Gehrotra case" then why not with this. Let'raise a voice and spark a fire.

  • This is why politicians fear freedom of speech on the internet. I hope Shilpi is never forgotten and the culprits convicted and hanged. But I realise this might be just too much to hope for.
    Now with Anna Hazare team demanding autonomy for CBI maybe more convictions would be seen?

  • @Braveheart
    There were attempts to raise the voice time and again but they were suppressed by dubious means. Take for example, the kidnapping of Shilpi's brother when he tried to get the case reopened. One of the culprit, even though his brother in law's empire has fallen, still lives free.

  • @IHM
    We have a short memory. Other than me becoming an atheist permanently, I do not see much impact left of this case. (Atheist because a God who cannot ensure Justice for all is not my kind of God)
    But one thing am content about. More than 1000 persons have read this story of Shilpi and Gautam. Now they know what happened. This post will stay here forever to make others know the truth too.

  • Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ This post in one of the winners of 'Tejaswee Rao Blogging Awards – 2011' (TRBA 2011). We would like to create an ebook with all the winning entries in 47 categories on Feminism and Gender Issues in India (and one category on Animals Rights). Please do let us know if you are fine with your winning post/s being included in this ebook. ( Please click here to let us know).

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  • hey i dont wanna know why they are not reoping it.all i know is that whatever had happened was wrong n we have to make it right.i have seen the pain in the eyes of her parents n family members.they all are still waiting for their shilpi.i realy wanna do something in this matter,do not know how n when.please please show me the path to get my goal.i want to see the culprits behind the bars.pleaseeeeeee help me.i know with the lil effort i can get it.

  • hey i dont wanna know why they are not reoping it.all i know is that whatever had happened was wrong n we have to make it right.i have seen the pain in the eyes of her parents n family members.they all are still waiting for their shilpi.i realy wanna do something in this matter,do not know how n when.please please show me the path to get my goal.i want to see the culprits behind the bars.pleaseeeeeee help me.i know with the lil effort i can get it.

    • Rebel

      They will not reopen this case. The “Justice” has been imparted.

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