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Satnam Singh’s parents meet Chandy

Satnam Singh’s parents meet Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: The relatives of Satnam Singh, the youth killed in mysterious circumstances at the mental health centre here, met chief minister Oommen Chandy here Wednesday.

Social activist Daya Bhai, Satnam Singh’s father Harvinder Kumar Singhman, Satnam’s brother and a relative Dananjaya Singh were in the group that met the chief minister. They have pressed for a CBI probe into the circumstances of death of Satnam Singh.

The father said that Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan will also demand a CBI probe into the incident to the chief minister. The team will also meet KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala, CPM leader Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders, seeking their support for a CBI probe.

Twenty three -year-old Satnam, who was a student of the Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in Lucknow, died in August, 2012 at the mental health centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

Satnam had been arrested from the Ashram of Matha Amrithanandamayi on August 1, when the Ashram security mistook him for a militant. As he broke line and advanced to the Mata while she was giving darshan, they suspected it to be an attempt to attack her, immobilized him and handed him over to the Karunagappally police.

Later, Satnam was shifted to the mental health centre in Thiruvananthapuram and was found dead in his cell. He was suspected to have been thrashed either by the police, or by the staff or the inmates of the mental health centre.

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