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Justice for Sanam Hasan

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The Honorable President of India,

The Honorable Union Minister of Home Affairs,

The Honorable Governor of Maharashtra,

The Honorable Chief Justice of India,

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Subject: Petition for a CBI investigation under the vigilance of the apex court of India in Sanam Hasan’s murder case.

Respected Sir,

The nation lost a blooming child on the date 3 October 2012 but still she did not get the justice from the court of law. She is none other than Sanam Hasan, a 19 year old cheerful girl, a second year fashion designing student of Symbiosis College of Vimannagar, died after falling ill at her birthday bash organized by friends. The party was organized on the night after falling ill at her birthday bash organized by friends. The party was organized on the night between October 2 and 3 , 2012 for Sanam’s 19 birthday. Sanam was also working part-time at a reputed international brand’s store Aldo in Phoenix Mall. According to the complaint, friends from Sanam’s college and the mall where she worked part-time, had gathered at Brahma Sun City to celebrate her birthday. She developed complications and died around 2AM that night. CID officers said Mohnish allegedly neglected her condition and asked her to sleep in the hall instead of taking her to the hospital or inform her parents. On the morning of October 3, 2012, Sanam was rushed to Ruby Hall Clinic where she was declared dead and post-mortem was conducted at Sassoon General Hospital. Sanam’s friends informed her parents about the entire incident.

An unfortunate death; but things took a down slope from here. Hasan’s body was taken to Sassoon Hospital for post-mortem on October 3, five other bodies had also been sent there for autopsy. Four of them were corpses of female and one was of male. There was delay in sending the viscera to the Kalina Laboratory as the police took 10-11 days to send the viscera. To our shock report receive from Kalina Lab is of a male Heart and DNA of the same viscera was not matching with parents DNA. Vaginal swab /smear report also doesn’t match our DNA and semen does not match with party organizer Mohnish Vijay Bolate further Ruby Hall Clininc hospital OPD admission farm states that she has been admitted 9.25AM and after doctors checkup she has been declared dead at 10AM. Subsequently she has been put in hospital morgue by us at around 10.10AM to 10.15 AM waiting for local police to arrive towards Punchnaama and postmortem. But to our surprise we have received Sanam ECG Report duly signed and stamped from Ruby Hospital which showed timing of machined printed as 8.52 AM and 10.40 AM. A case was registered with Yerwada Police against Mohnish Vijay Borate (an ex-colleague and the manager of the showroom where Sanam worked part-time) under Section 304(A) (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by State CID officer Dipali Ghadge. The Judicial Magistrate remanded Borate to judicial custody as he was arrested under a bailable offence. He was granted bail on furnishing a personal bond of INR 15,000, on the condition that he would not commit a similar offence in the future. Hasan’s DNA extracted from the sample of viscera, heart, blood and vaginal smear did not match with the parents’ DNA. CID remained tight lipped. Hasan’s parents cried foul play with clear and hardcore proof of negligence on the part of the police. They accused CID and its investigating officer for tampering the evidence like destroying the building’s CCTV footage, call history records were missing, watchman was missing and all the conversations with Mohnish in social networking sites were missing and harboring Borate for the reasons best known to them (investigating team); hurriedly closing the case concluding that the victim died due to an accident “alcoholic intoxication with ischemic heart disease” without filing a first information report (FIR). An important point here was that Sanam was a football player and did her regular gym sessions. According to her parents, chances of dying of heart ailments are very rare. Moreover the most shocking fact is that the DNA test with the report of alcohol intoxication and heart disease actually belonged to a male heart which mismatched the DNA of Sanam’s parents.

Lack of honest support and authentic investigation from the city police proved their efforts and the incompetent probe the state CID which Sanam’s parents received after approaching Home Minister R. R. Patil; all went in vain. Months after her death, the cracks and loopholes made by the police investigation continues to act as a hindrance, the real reason behind her death is still unknown and the CID probe is going at a snail’s pace.

Our questions are quite clear –

1. Where is her viscera and why it was replaced?

2. Who replaced it?

3. Why did the police not take any adequate action to investigate it?

4. Why it took 8 months to get the DNA test done?

5. Why CID is questioning the family’s intentions for a viscera’s DNA test?

It has been a roller-coaster ride for the people following the case but most importantly a trauma for the family, friends and well-wishers. Her family especially her mother still goes to the Bombay High Court fighting for her beloved daughter’s justice through a CBI probe but unfortunately all the efforts are fighting for her beloved daughter’s justice through a CBI probe but unfortunately all their sincere efforts are going unheard with the allotment of dates by the judiciary. Still no sign of any prompt justice. So should be assume forever that justice needs to be crawled, scratched and taken or justice is just a seven letter word?

Even we all petition for a CBI probe so that Sanam Hasan gets justice. For this, we appeal to the honourable President of India, honourable Union Home Minister of India, honorable Chief Justice of India, honourable Maharashtra Governor and honourable Maharashtra Chief Minister.

Through this letter, I and all the signatories would like to plea for CBI probe under the vigilance of the honorable apex court so that Sanam Hasan, the beloved daughter of our own MOTHER INDIA, gets justice. This is our fight for Sanam’s justice as well as for all our sisters who had to face the same and are waiting for their turn of justice so that the case does not gets entangled with each passing day and the hope of justice be more than just a seven letter word prevails.


Yours faithfully,

Youth Society of India.



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