Pratibha Gautam, the Judicial Magistrate in Kanpur Dehat, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her official residence in Circuit House Colony in Cantt police station area, in the city. Now the most bizarre thing that could ever happen in the history of a case where they don’t know the reason behind the death but still took the body in an auto! If something can define the heights of carelessness then this one crossed it too. A dead body which has to be investigated has been handled so lightly that no wonders if we never get to know the actual reason behind Pratibha Gautam’s death! Already there are so many assumptions about this case.
Though her husband claimed the death to be a suicide, her parents said they had doubts about his version.
Pratibha Gautam, judicial magistrate at Kanpur Dehat, and a native of Orai in Jalaun district, was found dead at her officers colony residence in Circuit House colony in Cantt area of the city early on Sunday. Her husband Manu Abhishek, a lawyer, who practices at Delhi High Court, informed her parents, who were residing at Orai in Jalaun district, of the death. Pratibha and Manu got married in April 2016.
Her husband, who arrived from Delhi on Sunday morning found the body of Pratibha hanging. He said his wife had hanged herself. He had removed her from the rope and placed the body on the bed. However, Pratibhas parents had doubts and they demanded a thorough probe in this regard. “They alleged that these days their daughter was not in good terms with her husband,” said a police official. “Pratibha’s father, a retired bank oficer, presently runs a fuel station in Orai. Pratibha and Manu Abhishek, had met each other while pursuing studies in Delhi and got married in April,” the police said.
The Cantt police interrogated Manu Abhishek and employees of Circuit House colony.