NHAI consultant killed, family recalls Satyendra Dubey case
“The main door of the flat has a self-locking system if the button on the knob is pressed on exit. The inside latch was not locked. This means whoever murdered my father came in with his permission and also knew how the lock system worked. It is a clear indication that someone known to my father is involved in the crime,” said Suraj.
“We are following some leads. The SIT is interrogating everyone who was in touch with Thomas or dealt with the project. However, as of now there is nothing to show that the manager or others suspected by the relatives would benefit from the murder. So far, we have not been able to establish a motive,” said Inspector T H Ganesan, who is heading the special team probing the case.
Thomas’s family members have alleged that his colleagues tried to avoid a post-mortem examination. But Coimbatore city police commissioner A K Viswanathan said it was the relatives who initially tried to avoid an autopsy. “But we insisted on conducting the examination as is mandatory under the law,” he said.
“We have questioned his fellow workers several times but nothing concrete has emerged. We have no substantial evidence at the moment, but are not ruling out anything,” said Viswanathan.
“Nothing has come to our knowledge about any kind of irregularity in the project, there is nothing on record. ICT has limited role in the project... we only monitor the quality of work done — no agreement, no bills or any